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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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