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A nice sugar cookie from the 1940s. It's fine to use milk instead of the water.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
24
Yield:
4 dozen
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • (Directions as written:) Cream fat and sugar, beat in whipped eggs, add baking powder and 1 cup flour, then water and spices; add remaining flour gradually, working in more flour until dough is stiff enough to roll.

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  • Sprinkle flour over pastry board. Make a ball of dough, lay it on the board. Rub rolling pin with flour and roll out dough into a sheet 1/4 inch thick. Cut in round cakes, sift granulated sugar over each, and bake quickly 400 - 450 F. (200 - 230 C).

Nutrition Facts

207 calories; protein 2.4g; carbohydrates 28.9g; fat 9.4g; cholesterol 23.3mg; sodium 70.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (4)

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Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2003
Thank you! I just ran across this wonderful sugar cookie recipe. My grandmother always made these. Thank you so much. You made my mother's and my Xmas. Read More
(18)
5 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2003
Thank you! I just ran across this wonderful sugar cookie recipe. My grandmother always made these. Thank you so much. You made my mother's and my Xmas. Read More
(18)
Rating: 4 stars
11/11/2008
Was looking for a crispy cookie. To me these looked like they would be soft but mine turned out crispy -- who knew? I did a little marbleizing and did them as flatten balls and it worked. Read More
(14)
Rating: 4 stars
04/28/2007
These were pretty good - the recipe is tough because "bake quickly" was a little vague. I'd say I did them for about 8 minutes or so and they were browned on the bottom and light on top. They are pretty crisp and have a distinctive spiced flavor which I was surprised my six-year-old actually liked. These are pretty good definitely different though I prefer a more "standard" sugar cookie flavor. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
(9)
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Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2014
I did this recipe and halved the dough added food coloring and did a spiral then cooled the dough in the fridge. Once the dough was cooled I rolled it in colored sugar and cut and baked for 8 min on 400 degrees. Very happy with this recipe! Read More