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Dixie Sugar Cookies

Rated as 4.29 out of 5 Stars

"This is my Mom's recipe. She is German and these are soft and cake like in texture and made with nutmeg. They are one of our family's favorites!"
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Ingredients

servings 57 cals
Original recipe yields 48 servings (3 to 4 dozen)

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl blend the shortening, salt, lemon zest and nutmeg together. Add the sugar and beat well. Beat in the eggs and milk and mix until well combined.
  3. Sift flour, baking powder and baking soda together. Add to the shortening mixture and blend until combined.
  4. Drop dough by teaspoonfuls onto the baking sheets and flatten with a glass. Sprinkle tops with sugar. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 8 to 12 minutes. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 57 calories; 2.4 g fat; 8.2 g carbohydrates; 0.8 g protein; 8 mg cholesterol; 62 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Barb's recipes is true to it's word-- these cookies are very soft and cake-like. I added a couple dashes of cinnamon and 1/2 tsp of vanilla and omitted the lemon zest and nutmeg. I also molded d...

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I thought these tasted great but they did spread & came out looking like normal, flat cookies. Unfortunately, I had picked these because of the picture which shows nice puffy, mound cookies, so ...

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Barb's recipes is true to it's word-- these cookies are very soft and cake-like. I added a couple dashes of cinnamon and 1/2 tsp of vanilla and omitted the lemon zest and nutmeg. I also molded d...

This recipe makes a very cake like cookie. Be careful to take out when the tops are just beginning to lose their glisten. Made 24 2-1/2 inch round cookies when using heaping teaspoon full of d...

I think this is a great basic recipe. The dough was very manageable. I excluded Lemon Zest or Nugmeg, but added Caramon.

My four kids and my husband loved these cookies- they are very delicately-flavored and it's convenient not having to refrigerate the dough like many other sugar cookie recipes. I'll definitely ...

These are awesome. I didn't have any lemon zest so I added a few drops of lemon extract and it worked great! My husband, a sugar cookie fanatic, is going to love them. Thanks!

These cookies are VERY good. They remind me of an Archway sugar cookie.

I thought these tasted great but they did spread & came out looking like normal, flat cookies. Unfortunately, I had picked these because of the picture which shows nice puffy, mound cookies, so ...

really good cookie dough, and ok cookies..They came out crispy and flat. They are time sensitive in the oven which makes it hard to time them right. They also leave a little after taste that is...

My daughter was looking for a quick and easy recipe for her German language class and found this one. It was so easy for her to make and they are declicious!