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Old Fashioned Soft Sugar Cookie/Teacakes

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This recipe makes soft, fat sugar cookies. Great big ones too.













Low Fat, Low in Saturated Fat, Trans-fat Free


4 ½ cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon nutmeg
1 ½ cups vegetable shortening
2 cups sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon lemon extract
1 cup buttermilk


Stir together flour, baking powder, soda, salt and nutmeg.

In a large bowl beat shortening for 30 seconds.

Add sugar and beat until fluffy.

Add eggs, vanilla and lemon extract beat well.

Add flour mixture, beating until well mixed.

Divide in half.

Cover and chill 3 hours or until easy to handle.

For large cookies, roll dough ½ inch thick.

Cut into rounds with a 3 inch cookie cutter.

For small cookies, roll dough ⅜ thick and cut into rounds with a 2 inch cookie cutter.

Place 2½ inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.

Sprinkle with addition sugar(colored red and green sugar is nice for xmas time).

Bake in a 375 oven for 10 to 12 mins.

Remove and cool. Makes 24 large or 48 small cookies.

The large are the best it looks like a nice big sugar cookie.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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 over 10 years ago

i made these and they fell apart. tasted ok, but when i put them in the cookie jar, they crumbled to pieces, i think there is a missing ingredient or a measurement is off.

Shreveport, United States
 over 1 year ago

I think they forgot to add the milk in the directions

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 110g (3.9 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 3214% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 36mg 12%
Sodium 178mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 23%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Sugars g
Protein 13g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 5% Iron 13%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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