One, Two, Three, Four Cookies

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"This recipe is over 75 documented years old as it has been passed down from generation to generation in my Kentucky family...a real reminder of the warm, comforting cookie a loving mother shares with her children on a cold, wintry day."
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servings 294 cals
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Original recipe yields 18 servings



  • Calories:
  • 294 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 11.2 g
  • 17%
  • Carbs:
  • 44.5g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 4.5 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 32 mg
  • 11%
  • Sodium:
  • 287 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the margarine and sugar. Add eggs and beat until fluffy.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Dissolve the baking soda in the buttermilk and add alternately to the margarine mixture with flour mixture.
  4. Roll out dough and sprinkle with nutmeg. Cut with a biscuit cutter. Dough will be very soft and delicate.
  5. Bake until lightly browned around the edges. A really soft, chewy cookie.



The batter was soupy. I added a tsp of vanilla and 1/2 tsp nutmeg and 1/2 tsp all spice, then poured it into a prepared pan and baked it like a cake.

Fair taste, yet these cookies were a tad dry. I liked the idea of an old fashioned recipe, however this was essentially cake, made up into cookies.

This was a great old-fashioned tasting cookie! It is definitely cakey, so if you don't care for those kinds of cookies, then this is probably not for you. I added a tablespoon of vanilla and a t...

I really liked this recipe. This is not a rich cookie--it is delicately flavored and has a soft, dry, cake-like texture. Which is exactly what I was looking for. The dough is very soft and ha...

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