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Soft Sugar Cookies

This was my Mother’s favorite sugar cookie recipe.  She made them every Christmas and frequently during the year.  They are melt-in-your mouth yummy!

I decided this would be a wonderful Valentine’s treat to share with friends and family this year.  The traditional chocolates would have been nice, but nothing beats homemade cookies!

Wishing you a Valentine’s Day full of love and friendships!

SOFT SUGAR COOKIES

2 cups powdered sugar
2 cups white sugar
2 cups margarine
4 eggs
2 cups vegetable oil
1 teaspoon lemon extract
3 teaspoons vanilla
8 cups flour
8 heaping tablespoons flour
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

1. Mix sugars, margarine, eggs, oil, and extracts together until well blended.
2. Sift together flour, salt, baking soda, cream of tartar and nutmeg and add to sugar mixture. Blend well and mix with hands when it gets too stiff to continue with mixer.
3. Roll dough into balls the size of a walnut. Put on cookie sheet and press with a glass dipped in sugar or press with glass and sprinkle with colored sugar.
4. Bake at 350 degrees until very light brown, about 8-9 minutes. Do not leave until brown or overbake. Cool.

Fresh baked sugar cookies

These cookies freeze wonderfully. I have often made for the holidays and freeze.

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