Easy Sugar Cookie Recipe

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   Recipe from the first lady in 1975, Mrs. Gerald Ford and a Recipe from the Vice Presidents wife in 1975, Mrs. Nelson Rockefeller.

Enjoy recipes from an old cookbook made years ago from a rural community plus a recipe from the White House during that time.

Easy Sugar Cookie Recipe

Sugar Cookie Recipe

   Ingredients required
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 large egg
1/2 cup sour milk or buttermilk to which has been added 1/2 teaspoon soda
2 cups flour with dash of salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
vanilla and lemon extract

Preheat oven 400 degrees

Instructions for Sugar Cookie Recipe

   Cream shortening, sugar and egg. Add sour milk or buttermilk and soda. Add flour, salt and baking powder. Then add vanilla and lemon extract. Drop by large teaspoonful on cookie sheet and sprinkle top with a mixture of coconut and sugar. More coconut than sugar. Flatten and round cookies before putting on coconut. Bake 10 minutes at 400 degrees. Easy Sugar Cookie Recipe

Sugar Cookies Recipe

   Ingredients required
2 cups of granulated sugar
1 cup shortening (part margarine)
2 eggs
2/3 cup milk
1 heaping teaspoon nutmeg
4 to 4 1/2 cups flour
1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cream of tartar 1 heaping teaspoon of strawberry preserves

Preheat oven 400 degrees

Instructions for Sugar Cookies Recipe

   Cream sugar and shortening. Beat in eggs. Add milk. Sift dry ingredients and add to cream mixture. Chill one hour. Roll dough 1/8 eighth inch thick. Cut with a 2-2 1/2 inch round cutter. Place on cookie sheet three inches apart. Place 1 teaspoon of strawberry preserve in the center of each cookie. Top with another cookie and seal by pressing fingers around edges. Bake until very light tan, 10 to 20 minutes. Makes three to four dozen.

Brown Sugar Drop Cookies

   Ingredients required
3 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup shortening
2 cups brown sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup sour milk or buttermilk

Preheat oven 400 degrees

Instructions for Brown Sugar Drop Cookies Recipe

   Cream sugar, shortening and eggs. Sift flour, salt and soda. Stir milk in first mixture then add flour, salt and soda. Chill at least one hour then drop rounded teaspoonfuls on lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake 10 to 15 minutes. Makes about 5 dozen. This is a basic recipe. Nuts, dates, coconut or fruit may be added. Makes about 5 dozen.

Sugar Cookie

   Ingredients required
2 cups sugar
2 eggs, beaten together
1 1/2 cup butter or lard
1 cup sweet milk
2 teaspoons soda
2 teaspoon cream of tartar
4 teaspoons vanilla
5 cups flour

Preheat oven 350 degrees

Instructions for Sugar Cookie Recipe

   Beat eggs and flour together. Beat in butter. To the milk put in cream of tartar and soda and salt. Add vanilla. Beat in flour.

Drop Sugar Cookie

   Ingredients required
2 eggs
2 cup sugar
3/4 cup shortening
1 cup milk
4 cups flour
1 teaspoon soda
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven 375 degrees

Instructions for Drop Sugar Cookie Recipe

   Mix egg, sugar, shortening and milk. Sift soda, salt and cream of tartar with flour and add to cream mixture. Add vanilla. Drop by teaspoon onto greased cookie sheet. Bake 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from pan and sprinkle separately with sugar and cinnamon, do not blend sugar and cinnamon. Makes 4 dozen.

List of Cookie Recipes

Applesauce Cookies
Brownie and Chocolate Cookie
Dates, Raisin Cookies
Fortune Cookie
Ginger Cookie
Lemonade Cookie
Molasses Cookies
Oatmeal Cookie
Peanut Butter Cookie
Pineapple Cookies
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip
Sugar Cookie
Sugarless Cookies

Baking Abbreviations
tsp. - teaspoon
Tbsp. - tablespoon
C. - cup
pt. - pint
qt. - quart
pk. - peck
bu. - bushel
oz. - ounce, ounces
lb. - pound, pounds
sq. - square
min. - minute, minutes
hr. - hour, hours
mod. - moderate, moderately
doz. - dozen
Simplified Measures
dash - less than 1/8 teaspoon
3 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon
16 tablespoon = 1 cup
1 cup = 1/2 pint
2 cups = 1 pint
2 pints (4 cups) = 1 quart
4 quarts(liquid) = 1 gallon
8 quarts(solid) = 1 peck
4 pecks = 1 bushel
16 ounces = 1 pound
2 tablespoon = 1/4 cup
5 1/3 tablespoons = 1/3 cup
8 tablespoons = 1/2 cup
10 2/3 tablespoons = 2/3 cup
12 tablespoons = 3/4 cup
14 tablespoons = 7/8 cup