This recipe is over 75 documented years old as it has been passed down from generation to generation in my Kentucky family...a real reminder of the warm, comforting cookie a loving mother shares with her children on a cold, wintry day.

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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).

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  • In a large mixing bowl, cream together the margarine and sugar. Add eggs and beat until fluffy.

  • In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Dissolve the baking soda in the buttermilk and add alternately to the margarine mixture with flour mixture.

  • Roll out dough and sprinkle with nutmeg. Cut with a biscuit cutter. Dough will be very soft and delicate.

  • Bake until lightly browned around the edges. A really soft, chewy cookie.

Nutrition Facts

294.3 calories; 4.5 g protein; 44.5 g carbohydrates; 31.5 mg cholesterol; 286.7 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (5)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/27/2006
This was a great old-fashioned tasting cookie! It is definitely cakey so if you don't care for those kinds of cookies then this is probably not for you. I added a tablespoon of vanilla and a teaspoon of nutmeg and cinnamon to make it more flavorful. I iced it with an orange powdered sugar glaze at the end (3 tablespoons of oj 1.5 cups of powdered sugar). The dough was not for cutting so I made these as drop cookies and they formed beautifully. Also I ended up with a lot more cookies than the recipe called for...so plan on making some for others as well! Everyone will thank you for it! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
06/01/2010
The batter was soupy. I added a tsp of vanilla and 1/2 tsp nutmeg and 1/2 tsp all spice then poured it into a prepared pan and baked it like a cake. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 1
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  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
03/27/2006
This was a great old-fashioned tasting cookie! It is definitely cakey so if you don't care for those kinds of cookies then this is probably not for you. I added a tablespoon of vanilla and a teaspoon of nutmeg and cinnamon to make it more flavorful. I iced it with an orange powdered sugar glaze at the end (3 tablespoons of oj 1.5 cups of powdered sugar). The dough was not for cutting so I made these as drop cookies and they formed beautifully. Also I ended up with a lot more cookies than the recipe called for...so plan on making some for others as well! Everyone will thank you for it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/27/2006
This was a great old-fashioned tasting cookie! It is definitely cakey so if you don't care for those kinds of cookies then this is probably not for you. I added a tablespoon of vanilla and a teaspoon of nutmeg and cinnamon to make it more flavorful. I iced it with an orange powdered sugar glaze at the end (3 tablespoons of oj 1.5 cups of powdered sugar). The dough was not for cutting so I made these as drop cookies and they formed beautifully. Also I ended up with a lot more cookies than the recipe called for...so plan on making some for others as well! Everyone will thank you for it! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/07/2009
Fair taste yet these cookies were a tad dry. I liked the idea of an old fashioned recipe however this was essentially cake made up into cookies. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
06/01/2010
The batter was soupy. I added a tsp of vanilla and 1/2 tsp nutmeg and 1/2 tsp all spice then poured it into a prepared pan and baked it like a cake. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/22/2004
I really liked this recipe. This is not a rich cookie--it is delicately flavored and has a soft dry cake-like texture. Which is exactly what I was looking for. The dough is very soft and hard to work with--I had to put a ton of flour on the board to keep it from sticking. I used a 2" cutter and baked them for about 12 minutes. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
11/02/2018
There are major errors in this recipe. It is a cake batter. You cannot roll it out. There is no time for baking. I had a huge mess. I will not be doing this again. Read More
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