Yield: 48 Servings
|½ cup||Shortening (vegetable oil)|
|½ teaspoon||Lemon juice|
|2 \N||Eggs; well beaten|
|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