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Great Grandma's Sugar Cookies

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Servings: 4
Categories: Cookies / Desserts

3  cups  flour
2  teaspoons  baking powder
1  tsp.  soda
1/2  teaspoon  nutmeg
1  cup  white sugar
1  cup  shortening
2    eggs, beaten
4  tablespoons  sweet milk
1  teaspoon  vanilla
    Colored sugar

Sift together flour, baking powder, soda and nutmeg. Add sugar. Cut in the shortening. Combine eggs, milk and vanilla. Stir into first mixture. Divide dough in half for easy handling. Roll out on lightly floured board. Sprinkle dough liberally with colored sugar and press in with rolling pin. Cut with cookie cutter. Place on greased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees until lightly browned. Butter is best for this special recipe. ^iIts not how many hours you put in--its what you put in the hours.^i

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