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Yield: 48 Servings

Measure Ingredient
½ cup Shortening (vegetable oil)
½ teaspoon Salt
½ teaspoon Lemon juice
½ teaspoon Nutmeg
1 cup Sugar
2 \N Eggs; well beaten
2 tablespoons Milk
2 cups Flour; sifted
1 teaspoon Baking powder
½ teaspoon Baking soda
\N \N Decorator icing; various colors

Mix vegetable oil, salt, lemon juice, nutmeg and sugar. Add eggs, milk and flour sifted with baking powder and soda. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet, about 2 inches apart. Gently press each cookie flat with the bottom of a glass that has been moistened and dipped in sugar. Bake in 375-degree oven for 8 to 10 minutes, until golden brown around edges. Do not overbake.

When cool, use decorator icing to write "100" on each cookie, in honor of the Century Celebration.

NOTES : Jo Joynes of Suffolk "This cookie has been in our family for many years, passed down from `Grandma Coltrane.' Recipe by: Newport News' Centennial Cookie Contest Posted to MC-Recipe Digest V1 #834 by Sue <suechef@...> on Oct 09, 1997

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