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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
chill:
3 hrs
bake:
9 mins
total:
3 hrs 34 mins
Yield:
24 large or 48 small cookies
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Ingredients

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Directions

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

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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; fat 11g; cholesterol 18mg; carbohydrates 34g; sodium 141mg.
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