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Old-Fashioned Sugar Cookies

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Old-Fashioned Sugar Cookies

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2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon salt
grated zest of 1 lemon
1 cup sugar
2 eggs, well beaten
2 tablespoons milk
colored decorating sugar

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

In a bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and nutmeg.

In another bowl, cream butter, then add salt and lemon zest, and gradually the sugar. Beat in eggs and milk, and little by little add the dry sifted ingredients.

Drop by spoonfuls on ungreased baking sheets. Sprinkle each cookie with sugar and bake for about 12 minutes.