Old Fashioned Cookies

Old Fashioned Cookies

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"This recipe has been in my family for over 150 years. Every one in the family loves them."
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servings 299 cals
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Original recipe yields 18 servings



  • Calories:
  • 299 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 12 g
  • 19%
  • Carbs:
  • 44.2g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 4.2 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 45 mg
  • 15%
  • Sodium:
  • 187 mg
  • 7%

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.


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease two cookie sheets.
  2. Cream the sugar with the shortening and the butter or the margarine. Add the baking powder, eggs, milk and flour. Mix until combined.
  3. On a lightly floured surface roll out the dough to 1/4 inch thick and cut into desired shapes. Place cookies on the prepared cookie sheets.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) until lightly browned.


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Excellent texture ... moist, but firm enough to put in a lunchbox without it crumbling ... not overly sweet ... I didn't change a thing, except for scaling the recipe by half ... still got 18 co...

Wonderful tasting soft cut out cookie! I did have a little trouble with rolling and cutting, the dough definitely needs to be chilled in between batches. The husband and kids loved them, they ...

Good cookies. They puffed up a little bit more than I would have liked but they tasted great. I did sub 50% wheat flour.

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