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Vinegar Cookies

An old recipe!


  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder dissolved in 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups flour


  1. Make into balls, roll balls in sugar (with cinnamon added if desired) and put them on cookie sheet. Mash them down with an old-fashioned potato masher.
  2. Bake at 350 degrees F for 8 to 10 minutes.

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