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Old-Time Soft Sugar Cookies Recipe

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This recipe for Old-Time Soft Sugar Cookies, by , is from Hanson Family Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Martha Maynard, daughter of Dewey and Elizabeth Hanson
Added: Wednesday, April 1, 2009


1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg
3/4 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Preheat oven to 400. Cream together shortening, sugar and brown sugar. Mix in egg, then the buttermilk and vanilla. Combine the dry ingredients; stir into cream mixture. Chill dough for 1 hour. Drop mixture by rounded teaspoonfuls 2" apart on lightly greased baking sheet. Combine topping ingredients and sprinkle on top of cookie dough. Bake at 400 for 7 to 9 minutes or until set.




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