Sourdough Sugar Cookies

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  • 1 cup sourdough starter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 2 tablespoons cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Mix sugar, shortening and cream.
  2. Add eggs, vanilla extract, salt and sourdough.
  3. Fold in flour and baking powder.
  4. Roll on lightly floured board; cut with knife into 1/4-inch slices.
  5. Sprinkle with sugar.
  6. Bake on cookie sheet at 350 degrees F for 10 to 12 minutes.

Yields 24 cookies.

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