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Old Fashioned Cookies

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars

"This recipe has been in my family for over 150 years. Every one in the family loves them."
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servings 299
Original recipe yields 18 servings (3 dozen)


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease two cookie sheets.
  2. Cream the sugar with the shortening and the butter or the margarine. Add the baking powder, eggs, milk and flour. Mix until combined.
  3. On a lightly floured surface roll out the dough to 1/4 inch thick and cut into desired shapes. Place cookies on the prepared cookie sheets.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) until lightly browned.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 299 calories; 12 44.2 4.2 45 187 Full nutrition

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Excellent texture ... moist, but firm enough to put in a lunchbox without it crumbling ... not overly sweet ... I didn't change a thing, except for scaling the recipe by half ... still got 18 co...

Wonderful tasting soft cut out cookie! I did have a little trouble with rolling and cutting, the dough definitely needs to be chilled in between batches. The husband and kids loved them, they ...

Good cookies. They puffed up a little bit more than I would have liked but they tasted great. I did sub 50% wheat flour.

Just like Grandma's lost sugar cookie recipe that I've searched for years to find. These cookies are perfect with a cup a coffee, tea or hot cocoa. They are not overly sweet. The texture is puff...

I usually look at the reviews and make the recipe based on that. So I saw some great reviews. I love the dough and how easy it is to work with but I gave it 3 stars based on the taste and not ...