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For Christmas substitute red and green colored sprinkles for the cinnamon. Roll cookies in sugar and colored sprinkles. Cookies can be made weeks before Christmas and stored in the freezer. When ready to serve, pull out of freezer. They will be soft and chewy.

Ingredients

1 cup butter or margarine
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
3-3/4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Instructions

Mix together butter or margarine, sugar, eggs, milk and vanilla. Add flour and baking soda. Form dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in sugar and cinnamon mixture. Put on cookie sheet and bake at 375 degrees for 8 minutes. Makes about 60 cookies.

Debra Gibbons
Davenport



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