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



Step 1

Position one of the oven racks in the center and preheat the oven to 425F degrees. Either line your cookie sheets with parchment or lightly grease them.
In a large bowl beat together the sugar and shortening until light and fluffy.
Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Stir in the vanilla.
In another large bowl combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt until well blended.
Add the dry mixture to the shortening mixture a little at a time, alternating with the buttermilk.
Drop cookie dough by rounded teaspoonfuls, 2 inches apart, onto prepared cookie sheets.
Bake one cookie sheet at a time on the center rack for 6 to 8 minutes, until cookies are set.
Remove from the oven and allow the cookies to cool on the cookie sheets for 5 minutes and then transfer them with a spatula to wire racks to cool completely

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