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Great-grandma's Sugar Cookies Recipe

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This recipe for Great-grandma's Sugar Cookies, by , is from The Toledo Area Chapter APA Celebrates National Payroll Week!, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

June Seidl - First Solar
Added: Saturday, July 26, 2008


1/2 cup margarine
1/2 cup butter flavored Crisco
2 cups white sugar
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp salt (optional)
2 eggs
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup buttermilk
1 more tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
3 cups flour
1 - 2 more cups flour

Cream together first three ingredients.
Beat in 2 eggs.
Sift together nutmeg, salt, 1 tsp baking soda, 1 tsp baking powder, and three (3) cups of flour.
Dissolve 1 tsp baking soda in 1 cup of buttermilk.
Alternately add flour mixture and soda/buttermilk mixture to creamed sugar/egg mixture.
Add another 1 - 2 cups of flour until dough is easy to roll. Refrigerate dough for at least 4 hours.
Pre-heat oven to 425.
Options: Either roll dough to 1/4" and cut out with round cookie cutter or use soup spoon to drop dough on cookie sheet. If using drop method, slightly flatten dough before baking.
Sprinkle tops of unbaked cookies with sugar.
Bake at 425 for 7 - 10 minutes or until tops spring back when lightly pressed.
Servings: Approx. 3 dozen
Comments: This is a very old recipe probably brought to Ohio by my Great,great-Grandmother in the 1830's. The original recipe called for lard. At Christmas time I use red and green sugar on top.




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