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Sugar Cookies Like You Remember

Sugar Cookies Like You Remember

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  • Makes: 24 to 48 servings
  • Yield: 48 small or 24 large cookies
  • Prep 30 mins
  • Chill 3 hrs
  • Bake 8 mins per batch

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  • 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 1/4 cups shortening
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract (optional)
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • Canned white frosting (optional)
  • Red and green paste food coloring (optional)


  1. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, soda, salt, and nutmeg.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat shortening 30 seconds. Add the 2 cups sugar and beat until fluffy. Add eggs, vanilla, and lemon extract, if you like; beat well.
  3. Add flour mixture and buttermilk alternately to shortening mixture, beating until mixed. Divide in half. Cover; chill at least 3 hours for easy handling.
  4. For the small cookies, roll dough 3/8-inch thick on a lightly floured surface and cut into desired shapes with a 2-inch cutter. For the large cookies, roll dough 1/2-inch thick. Cut into desired shapes using a 3-inch cutter.
  5. Place cookies 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Sprinkle with sugar, if you like Bake in a 375 degree F oven 8 to 10 minutes for small cookies or 10 to 12 minutes for large cookies. Remove; cool on a wire rack. Mix frosting and color, if you like. Frost and decorate as desired.


  • * For a cookie on a stick, tuck a lollipop stick or craft stick under the center of the cookie. Press stick into dough slightly. Bake cookies as directed.

Nutrition Facts

(Sugar Cookies Like You Remember)

Servings Per Recipe 24, carb. (g) 17, chol. (mg) 9, Fat, total (g) 6, cal. (kcal) 123, sodium (mg) 75

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