Advertisement

Ingredients

Ingredient Checklist

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • In a mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, soda, salt and nutmeg; set aside.

    Advertisement
Instructions Checklist
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat the shortening with an electric mixer for 30 seconds. Beat in the 2 cups sugar till combined. Add eggs, vanilla and lemon extract, if you like; beat well.

Instructions Checklist
Instructions Checklist
Instructions Checklist
  • Add flour mixture and buttermilk alternately to the shortening mixture, beating till well mixed. Divide in half. Cover and chill for at least 3 hours or till the dough is easy to handle.

Instructions Checklist
  • For large cookies, roll out dough, half at a time, to 3/8-inch thickness. Cut into rounds with 3-inch cookie cutter. For small cookies, roll dough to 1/4-inch thickness and cut with a 2-inch cutter. Place 2-1/2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Sprinkle with more sugar.

Instructions Checklist
Instructions Checklist
  • Bake in 375 degree F oven 9 to 11 minutes or till bottoms are lightly browned. Transfer cookies to wire racks to cool.

Nutrition Facts

248 calories; 11 g total fat; 18 mg cholesterol; 141 mg sodium. 34 g carbohydrates;

Reviews