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Sugar Cookies

Yields1 Serving

 ½ cup shortening
 ½ tsp salt
 ½ tsp grated lemon rind
 ½ tsp nutmeg
 1 cup sugar
 2 eggswell beaten
 2 tbsp milk
 2 cups sifted flour
 1 tsp baking powder
 ½ tsp baking soda

Combine shortening, salt, lemon rind, and nutmeg and blend. Add sugar, gradually and cream well. Add beaten eggs and milk and mix well. Sift flour with baking powder and soda. Add to creamed mixture, blending well. Drop from teaspoon on baking sheets greased with shortening. Or press through a cookie press. Let stand for a few minutes, then flatten cookies by stamping with a glass covered with a damp cloth. Sprinkle with sugar, baking in a 375-degree oven for 8 to 12 minutes.
Yields: 3 1/2 dozen