This recipe dates back 100 years in my family and passed down to me from my grandmother, Delilah.

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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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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • In a large bowl, cream the brown sugar, white sugar, eggs, and the shortening. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Alternate adding the buttermilk with the dry ingredients.

  • Roll dough into walnut sized balls and roll the balls in colored sugar if desired. Place them 2 inches apart on an unprepared cookie sheet. Bake for 10 to 13 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove to cool on wire racks.

Nutrition Facts

271 calories; protein 4.1g 8% DV; carbohydrates 42.3g 14% DV; fat 9.8g 15% DV; cholesterol 31.4mg 11% DV; sodium 138.9mg 6% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (4)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/01/2008
I agree with the previous reviewer that these taste like cakey snickerdoodles and I wouldn't like it any other way! I made them because I ran out of vanilla and I needed sugar cookies also I used softened butter instead of shortening sour milk for the buttermilk and rolled them in organic sugar. So yummy! Highly recommended. Read More
(14)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
03/28/2011
It was ok just not what I was looking for I wouldnt consider them sugar cookies Read More
(5)
6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/01/2008
I agree with the previous reviewer that these taste like cakey snickerdoodles and I wouldn't like it any other way! I made them because I ran out of vanilla and I needed sugar cookies also I used softened butter instead of shortening sour milk for the buttermilk and rolled them in organic sugar. So yummy! Highly recommended. Read More
(14)
Rating: 4 stars
05/15/2008
I thought these cookies tasted great although they tasted more like a cakey snickerdoodle. Delicious will make over and over! I didn't have buttermilk so I used sour cream. Read More
(10)
Rating: 2 stars
03/28/2011
It was ok just not what I was looking for I wouldnt consider them sugar cookies Read More
(5)
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Rating: 4 stars
11/23/2015
Mixed reviews from the family on this one. They do taste like cakey snicker doodles. Some loved them some didn't. It's a very sticky batter so I just sprinkled some sugar on top. I halved the recipe and got 24 cookies. Read More