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Colonial Sugar Cookies Recipe

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This recipe for Colonial Sugar Cookies, by , is from Family Recipes, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Susan Privot
Added: Friday, March 25, 2011


1/2 C butter
1/2 C shortening
1 3/4 c sugar
1 tbsp grated orange peel
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs
5 tbsp milk
4 c sifted all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
4 tsp cream of tartar

Preheat oven to 350.
Cream butter, shortening and sugar till fluffy. Add orange peel and vanilla extract. Add egg and milk and mix till incorporated.

Sift flour, baking soda, salt and cream of tartar together. Mix into the butter/sugar mixture.

Roll into balls and place of parchment lined baking sheet. Flatten gently and sprinkle with decorating sugar.

Bake 350 10 minutes, or until very light golden brown.

Number Of Servings:
5 dozen
Preparation Time:
10 minutes.
Personal Notes:
Very similar to the "Shrewsbury Cakes" they sell in Colonial Williamsburg.




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