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SUGAR COOKIES - From Brenda's grandmother's great aunt Dexey Ann Blaine (1839-1924)
1cup butter or shortening, softened
1cupvegetable oil
1cup confectioners sugar
1cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1tsp vanilla
4cups plus 2 tbsp all purpose flour
1tsp salt
1tsp soda
1tsp cream of tartar
granulated sugar for coating
Cream first four ingredients; then beat in the eggs and vanilla. In a separate bowl combine flour, salt, soda, and cream of tartar; then stir into the creamed mixture. Cover and chill overnight.

Form into 1 inch balls, roll in granulated sugar to coat the surface. Place on baking sheet and flatten with the bottom of a glass. Bake 8 to 10 minutes at 350 degrees or until light brown on edge.

Yield: approximately 7 dozen cookies.