Posted by: healingthroughlove | July 26, 2007

Great Aunt Mary’s Sugar Cookies


My great grandmother Chloe Elliot, from my grandmother Elia/Dad’s side of the family. My great grandma Chloe Elliot is on the left, her sister my great great aunt Mary Lynn on the right with the scarf and glasses. This photo was taken around 1910 and when my great grandmother Chloe was age 23.

This recipe comes from the Lynn’s, on the Overman side of the family. It is a recipe from my great grandmother’s sister Mary Lynn. My great grandmother Chloe was an amazing cook and I assume this family recipe will be enjoyed by all.

Great Aunt Mary’s Sugar Cookies

1 C shortening
3 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp. soda
2 egg’s in a cup filled with milk
2 C sugar
2 Tbsp hot water (to disolve soda)
vanilla extract to taste
3 C flour

Preheat Oven to 375.

Mix sugar and shortening.
Sift flour & baking powder together and add soda & water to sugar mixture. Then add eggs and milk. and mix well. Add flour and vanilla extract.
Roll out and cut cookies. Bake about 10 min.

*Time and temperature may vary with oven.
TIP: Chilled dough handles easier.

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