Mrs. Claus' Cookbook - Great Grandmothers Sugar Cookies

Great Grandmothers Sugar Cookies

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From the kitchen of Dean Nielson

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Recipe Details

Bake Time:
8-10 minutes
Tags: Fun to make with kids, Good for parties/potlucks, Kid friendly, Travels well


2 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons nutmeg
1 cup shortening
1 cup sour cream
4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon soda
1 teaspoon salt


  1. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Combine all ingredients. Chill over night.

  3. Roll to 1/4 inch thickness, cut your shapes.

  4. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes.


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