Total Time
40mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 10 mins

This recipe puffs up to make great sugar cookies. To make sour milk, add a teaspoon of vinegar to regular milk and let stand for 5 minutes.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  3. In a medium bowl, stir together 4 cups flour, baking powder, nutmeg, salt, and sugar.
  4. Cut in the shortening until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  5. Stir in baking soda, sour milk, beaten eggs, and vanilla.
  6. Stir as little as possible, and add the remaining flour as necessary to make dough thick enough to roll out.
  7. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough 1/4 inch thick.
  8. Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters. Place cookies 1 inch apart on the prepared cookie sheets.
  9. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in preheated oven. Cool on baking sheets.

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