Sugar Cookies

Makes about 8 dozen

These cookies are not the plain, boring, flavorless sugar cookie you find in the store; these are soft and delicious, with just a hint of spice. Try them plain, decorate them with frosting, or just top them with a sprinkling of brown sugar before you bake them.

2 1/2 cups granulated sugar
2 cups shortening
2 teaspoons nutmeg
2 teaspoons salt
3 eggs
2 cups sour milk or buttermilk
2 teaspoons baking soda
5 – 7 cups flour

In large bowl, cream together sugar and shortening. Stir in salt and nutmeg and mix well. Then add eggs, milk and baking soda, and slowly add in about 5 cups of flour to thicken.

Roll out dough, cut into shapes, and bake in 400 F oven for 8 – 10 minutes, or until edges are pale golden brown.