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Ingredients

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup confectioners' sugar
2 eggs
1 cup melted shortening
2 teaspoons vanilla
4-1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 taspoon salt
Additional sugar for rolling cookies

Instructions

Cream butter, granulated sugar and confectioners' sugar at medium speed. Beat in eggs one at a time until light and fluffy. Add shortening and vanilla. Beat until well blended. Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Gradually add the dry ingredients into creamed mixture. Beat until well blended. Wrap and chill dough for several hours. Form heaping teaspoons of dough into balls. Roll in granulated sugar. Flatten on greased cookie sheets. Bake in pre-heated oven at 325 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes or just until set. Let stand 2 to 3 minutes before removing from pan. Makes about 7 dozen cookies.

Nancy O'Mary
Rock Island



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  Today is Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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