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Mix Family Sugar Cookies Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Linda Beaver

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 c. shortening (original recipe called for lard)
1 c. brown sugar
c. white sugar
2 eggs
c. cold water
teas. soda
2 teas. baking powder
3 c. (plus) flour
1 teas. nutmeg
teas. salt

Directions:
Directions:
Mix dry ingredients together and set aside.

Cream shortening and sugars together. Add eggs and beat until slightly fluffy. Add the cold water and mix again. (It will look like it's sort of separating.) Begin to add the flour mixture, mixing well after each addition. When dough starts to get stiff, stop using the mixer and stir in remaining flour by hand. (Dough will still be a little sticky) Refrigerate dough for an hour or longer. Roll it in small quantities, not all at once. You will still have to add flour in order to roll the cookie dough out on a floured surface. When it doesn't stick, roll it about ⅛ inch think and cut out the cookies. Place cookies on baking sheet and bake at 375 until set and barely brown. Let cookies cool a few minutes before removing them from the cookie sheet.

Frost and decorate. (I make a stiff frosting of butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, and evaporated milk.)

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
Lots
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
2 hours
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is the family Sugar Cookie recipe from my great-grandmother Belle Reese Mix. Dad always made the cookies for us. I am guessing that the reason they originally used lard was because that was all they had. ( I actually LOVE them made with lard!) And maybe the recipe uses water instead of milk because they always has water but didn't always have milk?? Anyway, I do love these cookies!

 

 

 

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