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Soft Sugar Cookies

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  All purpose flour 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
  Baking powder 2 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Nutmeg 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Butter/Shortening 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Sugar 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Egg 1 , beaten
  Buttermilk 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)

Sift flour, measure and resift 3 times with baking powder, salt and nutmeg.
Cream shortening, gradually add the sugar and continue to beat until light and fluffy.
Add egg and beat well.
Stir in one-third of flour, then add milk and remaining flour, beating thoroughly.
Do not add more flour.
This amount is just right to form a soft dough that is not sticky, but easily handled for rolling when the dough is thoroughly chilled.
Chill dough in refrigerator for several hours.
Roll to about 1/4-inch thick.
Cut with 2 or 3-inch cookie cutter.
Place on greased baking sheet and bake at 400° F. (moderately hot) for about 12 minutes, or until delicately browned.
Makes 3 dozen cookies, 3 inches in diameter.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2656 Calories from Fat 882

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 100 g154.4%

Saturated Fat 60 g299.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 453.4 mg151.1%

Sodium 1559.8 mg65%

Total Carbohydrates 397 g132.4%

Dietary Fiber 8.6 g34.4%

Sugars 151.3 g

Protein 44 g88.2%

Vitamin A 61.1% Vitamin C 0.03%

Calcium 102.4% Iron 93.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Soft Sugar Cookies Recipe