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Buttermilk Drop Cookies

Yield 10 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk

How to Make It

  1. Cream shortening in a large mixing bowl; gradually add sugar, beating well. Add egg and vanilla; beat well.

  2. Sift together flour, baking powder, soda, salt, and nutmeg; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Stir well.

  3. Drop by teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto greased cookie sheets. Bake at 375° for 8 to 10 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool.

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