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Amish Buttermilk Cookies Recipe

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This recipe for Amish Buttermilk Cookies, by , is from Recipes from Aunt Elda's Kitchen, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Tracy Bigelow
Added: Tuesday, September 2, 2008


1 cup sugar
1 cup shortening
3 eggs
1/2 tsp. vanilla
2 tsp. baking powder
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 tea lemon flavoring
1 tsp. baking soda
3 1/2 cups flour

1/3 cup butter or margarine
4 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup milk (may need to add a little more)
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla

Mix all ingredients together and bake at 375 for 8--10 minutes




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