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Ingredients

1 cup butter or margarine
1 cup vegetable oil
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 teaspoon salt
Granulated sugar or color sugar for coating

Instructions

Cream together butter, vegetable oil, granulated sugar and powdered sugar. Add vanilla and eggs and mix until well blended. Sift together flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt. Add to creamed mixture and mix well. Roll 1 teaspoon of soft dough into a ball. Roll in sugar/colored sugar. Place 2-inches apart on greased baking sheet. Flatten each ball slightly with a glass dipped in sugar. Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for 12 minutes.

Lois Kennis
Moline



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1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
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