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Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies Recipe

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

Dianne Poe Pickett


For cookies:
4 c. flour
1 c. shortening or margarine
2 eggs
1 c. sugar
c. sour cream
1 tsp. vanilla
dash of salt

For icing:
1 3 oz. package cream cheese (let set at room temperature to soften)
2 tsp. vanilla
stick butter or margarine
dash salt
lb. box powdered sugar
milk as needed

Make cookies:
Mix altogether. Flour counter and roll out dough. Cut shapes as desired.
Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes or until edges are light brown.
Ice cookies when cool.

Make icing:
Blend using a small amount of milk to get a creamy, smooth texture. Add food coloring and sprinkles as desire.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is my favorite sugar cookie recipe. It was given to me by the mother of one of my students at Williamsville Elementary School in the early 1980s.




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