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Old Fashion

Aunt Kate’s Sugar Cookies

(cookies baked by Aunt Kate and her daughter Aunt Ruth)

5. cups Flour, more if needed

6. cups Sugar, divided

7. tsp. Soda, mix with the Buttermilk

8. tsp. Baking Powder

1/2 tsp. Salt

1/2 to 1 tsp. Nutmeg

1. cup Oleo/Shortening/Lard

2. Eggs

3. cup Buttermilk

4. tsp Vanilla

5. tsp. Lemon Juice


Sift flour with 1 cup sugar, and add baking powdered, salt, and nutmeg.  Cut in shortening.  Beat eggs with remaining sugar, add buttermilk with soda and vanilla.  Blend into flour mixture mix well and chill in refrigerator for several hours.  Bake at 375o for 8-15 minutes — depending on size.


Makes lots of cookies to enjoy.


Many happy and pleasant hours were spent around Aunt Kate and Aunt Ruth’s table, eating these delicious cookies and drinking tea.