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Nellie Demler's Perfect Sugar Cookies Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Phyllis Perry Colbert
Added: Saturday, September 22, 2007

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
4 c sifted cake flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2/3 c soft shortening
1 1/2 c granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
4 tsp milk

Directions:
Directions:
Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Mix shortening, sugar, eggs and vanilla until creamy. Mix in flour mixture alternating with the milk. Chill dough thoroughly in the refrigerator.

At baking time, preheat oven to 400, On lightly floured surface roll about 1/3 of dough at a time and keep the rest refrigerated. After cutting out place on a lightly greased baking sheet and bake for 9 minutes.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
6 dozen
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
My mother thought Nellie Demler was the best baker on planet earth. I grew up with the Demler boy's Mark and Lance on Chester Avenue in San Francisco.

 

 

 

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