Sugar Cakes

1 c. buttermilk*
1 t. baking soda
5 c. flour
3 t. baking powder
1 c. shortening
2 c. sugar
4 eggs
1 t. vanilla

Add baking soda to buttermilk. Sift flour and baking powder. Cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs and mix well. Add buttermilk and vanilla and mix well.

Add flour and baking powder. Mix well.

Drop by tablespoon onto greased cookie sheets. Bake at 375° for 8 minutes.

Makes about 4 dozen.

* I don’t use buttermilk – I put 1 T. lemon juice in a measuring cup and add milk to make 1 cup.

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