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Grandma's Sugar Cookies

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"My Grandma Schrock has been gone for over 30 years, but I still remember that when we showed up at Grandma's house she would always have bags of her sugar cookies.

"My mother picked up the tradition and also my sisters and I make them every year for Christmas. It is a time for traditional gathering among our siblings, children and grandchildren."

Ingredients

1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup margarine or butter
1-1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
4 tablespoons sour cream or milk or buttermilk
1 teaspoon baking soda
3 to 4 cups flour

Instructions

Cream shortening, margarine/butter and sugar. Beat in eggs. Add the sour cream/milk/buttermilk (Personal note: I always sour my milk with sweet pickle juice, it adds a little "wow" to the mixture).

Sift the soda in the first cup of flour and add to the creamed mixture. Then add remaining flour so that mixture is firm but not sticky. Drop onto cookie sheet by teaspoonsful. Flatten with a glass dipped in a sugar and cinnamon mixture.

Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Yield: 4 dozen.

Note: "You also may refrigerate the batter. You then may use it to roll out and use cookie cutters to make character cookies: Christmas, Halloween, Valentines. Then decorate with your favorite frosting or icing."

Christine Junis
Rock Island



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1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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