How to make it

  • Cream together the 2 cups of sugar with the shortening.
  • Add the eggs one at a time, beating well with each addition.
  • Add the vanila.
  • Mix the flour and the baking powder together.
  • Beginning with the flour mixture, add the flour mixture and buttermilk mixture to the beaten sugar mixture, ending with the flour mixture.
  • Preheat the oven to 360 degrees.
  • Lightly flour a cookie sheet and drop batter by the soup spoon full onto it.
  • Dust the tops with sugar.
  • Bake for 12 minutes each until very lightly browned.
  • Remove from pan and cool on a cookie rack.
  • Nibble with a cup of hot tea,and know you are savoring a little bit of history.

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    " It was good "
    ALF ate it and said...
    I just made a batch; very good but next time I'll add a dash of salt and nutmeg.
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  • hoosiermom68 12 years ago
    Mmm-sounds awesome.Never seen these w/buttermilk before,but I bet they're excellent!
    Carrie :)
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    " It was excellent "
    zena824 ate it and said...
    I love soft sugar cookies too.... these sound like they would be wonderful with my cuppa coffee...... thanks for the post!!!!
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  • lor 12 years ago
    Well, it looks like I have my cookies planned for New Year's Eve. I have the Italian Lemon Cookies and now this lovely one and I'm honestly all set. Thank you for sharing!
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  • rosemaryblue 12 years ago
    Love SOFT sugar cookies! Thanks for this great recipe!
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