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Great gifts for giving
The perfect addition to any gift basket
Great idea for the holidays or any special occasion
~ Old Fashion Soft Sugar Cookies ~
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 t baking soda
1 t ground nutmeg
1/4 t salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar plus**
**additional for sprinkling
1/2 t vanilla extract
1/2 t grated lemon peel (yellow part only)
1 cup sour cream
1/4 cup raisins or dried cranberries
Preheat oven to 375F.
In a bowl, stir together flour, baking soda,
nutmeg and salt to combine thoroughly; set aside.
In a mixer bowl, combine butter and sugar; beat
until well-blended. Beat in eggs, one at a time,
mixing until fluffy after each addition. Add
vanilla extract and lemon peel; mix to blend
thoroughly. Add flour mixture alternately with
sour cream, mixing until smooth after each addition.
Drop by tablespoons, placed well apart, onto well
greased baking sheets. Sprinkle each cookie lightly
with granulated sugar. Place one or two raisins or
cranberries in the center of each. Bake until
cookies are golden brown, 12 - 14 minutes.
Remove at once to wire racks to cool.
Makes 5 dozen cookies.
For gift giving package cookies in a decorative
disposable aluminum covered pan. Separate layers
with cellophane. Embellish pan with ribbon.
Add gift card.
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