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This recipe for OLD-FASHIONED SUGAR COOKIES*, by , is from Our Family Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Bertha Miller & Juanita (Miller) Cox
Added: Tuesday, July 28, 2009


1 c Flour, sifted
c Sugar
tsp Baking Powder
tsp Baking Soda
tsp Salt
c Shortening
1 Egg
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
2 tsp Milk

Sift together flour, baking powder, salt soda, and sugar.
Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse meal.
Blend in egg, vanilla and milk.
Roll out on lightly floured pastry cloth
or board to 1/16 thickness.
Cut with cookie cutters..
Place in moderately hot oven (400) for
6-8 min. Makes 5 doz.
[I usually use this recipe, but bake at 375]




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