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Crisp Cookies

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Servings: 1
Categories: Cookies / Desserts

1  cup  Butter or other shortening
3  each  Egg, well beaten
1/2  teaspoon  Salt
2  teaspoons  Baking powder
1  teaspoon  Nutmeg
2  cups  Sugar
1/2  cup  Milk
4  cups  Flour
1  teaspoon  Cinnamon

Cream the butter, add the sugar gradually, and cream mixture until light. Add eggs and beat thoroughly. Sift 3 cups of the flour with the salt, baking powder and spices and add alternately with the milk. Add more flour to stiffen may require up to 5 cups flour). Chill for several hours. Roll very thin and cut with cookie cutters. Put on greased baking sheet and bake at 450-F about 7 minutes. Source: Pennsylvania Dutch Cook Book - Fine Old Recipes, Culinary Arts Press, 1936.

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