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Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies

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Ingredients

4-1/2 cups 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
1 cup buttermilk

Instructions

Stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and nutmeg. In a large mixer bowl beat shortening for 30 seconds. Add sugar and beat until fluffy. Add eggs, vanilla, and lemon extract and beat well. Add flour mixture and buttermilk alternately to shortening mixture, beating until well mixed. Divide in half. Cover and chill at least 3 hours or until easy to handle. For large cookies, roll dough 1/2-inch thick. Cut into rounds with a 3-inch cookie cutter. For small cookies, roll dough 3/8-inch thick and cut into rounds with a 2-inch cutter. Place 2-1/2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Sprinkle with additional sugar or a sugar and cinnamon mixture. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 10-12 minutes or until done. Remove and cool. Makes 24 large or 48 small soft, fat cookies.

Deb Lamphier
Rock Island




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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
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1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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