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Soft Sugar Cookies

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Ingredients
  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)
Directions

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
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cookie

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