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Old-Fashioned Sugar 'n Spice Cookies

Yield about 9 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice

How to Make It

  1. Cream butter in a large mixing bowl; gradually add sugar, beating well. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add lemon juice and vanilla; mix well.

  2. Sift together flour, soda, cinnamon, and allspice in a medium mixing bowl; gradually add to creamed mixture, stirring well after each addition.

  3. Press dough from a cookie press onto lightly greased cookie sheets, making 12-inch ribbon like strips. Bake at 350° for 8 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.

  4. Cut each 12-inch strip into 3- inch segments while warm. Carefully remove from cookie sheets, and cool on wire racks.

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