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Soft Buttermilk Sugar Cookies

Gatherings are very important to my family, so we have lots of recipes that are favorites. My grandma introduced these cookies into the family a long time ago. The memory of her and these cookies go together!
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
  • Makes
    about 2-1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar, divided
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream shortening and 1 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating well after each addition (batter will be moist).
  • Combine cinnamon and remaining sugar. Drop dough by tablespoonfuls onto greased baking sheets. Sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar.
  • Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Remove to wire racks. Store in an airtight container.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 90 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 123mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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