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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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