Grandma Boff's Sugar Cookies

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Recipe by .BarbaraAnn.

In my family, this is a once-a-year recipe for Christmas cookies. Two days before Christmas, as is tradition, we make a triple or quadruple batch, invite everyone over, and spend a few hours baking and decorating. The cookies themselves are highly acclaimed, especially when topped with a simple powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla frosting. Servings, yield, and times are all guesses.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. With a mixer, combine sugar, shortening, and eggs.
  2. Add buttermilk and baking soda.
  3. Add 2 c flour, baking powder, and vanilla.
  4. Add another 2 c flour with spoon.
  5. Roll out on a floured surface and cut into shapes.
  6. Bake at 400 degrees on greased cookie sheet for about 10 minutes.

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