Drop Sugar Cookies

Drop Sugar Cookies

Easily made, these old-fashioned cookies have as much appeal as ever. Lemon rind and a hint of nutmeg lend delicious flavor.

Time to prepare: 15 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Ingredients

For 3 dozen cookies you will need:

1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. grated lemon rind
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp each baking soda and nutmeg
1/4 tsp. salt
Additional sugar
Raisins or pecan halves,
optional

Directions

Cream butter, sugar and eggs until well blended. Beat in lemon rind and vanilla.

Mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg and salt.
Stir into first mixture.

Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto lightly
greased baking sheets (cookies will spread some). Sprinkle with sugar. Top with raisins or pecan halves, if desired.

Bake at 375°F for 10 to 12 min. or until golden brown. Remove at once to wire racks to cool. Store
airtight.

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