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Rolled and Cut Out Sugar Cookies

Very tender and delicious cookie dough, from my great aunt’s (Annie Oschman Youch) favorite cookie recipes.

Ingredients:
1 c shortening (Crisco)
2 c sugar
2 eggs
1 T. vanilla
2 t. baking soda
4 t. baking powder
1 c. buttermilk, you can make a substitute by adding 1 t. lemon juice to milk. Let stand a few minutes and stir before adding.
6 c. flour
1 t. salt

Directions:
Cream shortening with sugar, eggs and vanilla.

Dissolve baking soda and baking powder in buttermilk, and add to shortening mixture.

Sift flour with salt and add to the batter a scoop at a time. Mixing until well blended.

Add more flour if necessary.

Divide dough in to 2-3 portions and roll out each to desired thickness.
Place on a greased cookie sheet.
Decorate with colored sugars, sprinkles, etc as desired.

Bake in a 400° oven until golden brown.

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Sour Cream Cutout Cookies

Ingredients:
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 c sour cream
2 cups Crisco – the solid, NOT the oil
1 t. salt
1 t. baking soda
1 t. baking powder
6 ½ – 7 cups flour
1 t. vanilla

Directions:
Cream sugar and Crisco.
Add eggs, sour cream and vanilla.
Add salt, baking soda, and baking powder to flour, stir lightly to mix together.
Add dry mixture a cup or so at a time to creamed together mixture.
Refrigerate for several hours.
Roll about ½” thick. Cut with cookie cutters.
Put approximately same size cookies on to ungreased cookie sheets. Do NOT put very large and very small cookies on to the same sheet, in order for the cookies to evenly bake.
Decorate with toppings or leave plain to frost and decorate later.
Bake at 375° for 8 to 10 minutes.
Makes 4 dozen cookies.
This is a fairly large amount of batter. The recipe can be divided in half to make approximately 2 dozen cookies.

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