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Grandma Sheets' Sugar Cookies
July 21, 2008

These cookies are not my favorite sugar cookies (my grandma makes some pretty mean ones!) but I was pretty impressed how well they turned out. Was looking for a recipe that used the ingredients I had on hand (mainly, shortening instead of butter and baking powder/soda in place buttermilk or cream of tarter). Ended up using half whole wheat flour and half all purpose as this is all I had on hand - probably would omit the wheat flour next time. I did alittle of my own thing too - 3/4 c. brown sugar, 1 tsp. vanilla extract, 3/4 tsp. cinnamon - just to try and improve the flavor as others commented it turned out bland. I think those changes really helped. Also, I live in SC, so I ended up using around 9 c. of flour and refrigerated for about 6 hrs, but the dough turned out perfectly - wasn't sticky at all. All in all, this was a great recipe and will definately try it again - maybe with some butter shortening and no wheat flour next time =)

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