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This recipe is well over 100 years old. It has won several awards at county fairs

Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees

Sift 4 cups flour into a large pan
Pat out a well in the middle of the flour

Pour into well:
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 cup shortening
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon soda
2 teaspoons vanilla extract (or favorite flavor)

Kneed dough by hand----flour to roll
Roll out the dough, then cut out cookies
Bake until done
Makes approximately 2 dozen 2" cookies