*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                        BIG WHITE SOFT SUGAR COOKIES
 
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 Serving Size  : 24   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cookies                          Desserts
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   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1      cup           buttermilk
    1 1/2  teaspoons     nutmeg -- grated
    1      teaspoon      baking soda
    2      teaspoons     vanilla extract
    1      cup           vegetable oil
    3      teaspoons     baking powder
    1 1/2  cups          sugar
    3      cups          unbleached flour
    2                    egg
                         sugar
    1 1/2  teaspoons     salt
 
 Seedless raisins  In a measuring cup, mix the buttermilk and baking
 soda; set aside. In a  large mixer bowl, combine the oil, sugar, and
 eggs; mix well.  Add the  buttermilk-soda mixture and blend.  Then add
 the salt, nutmeg, vanilla, and  baking powder and mix again.  Blend in
 the flour (the batter will be very  runny).  Cover and refrigerate
 overnight. The next day, preheat oven to 400  F.  For the very best
 results, use ungreased non-stick baking sheets. Dark  or shiny sheets
 conduct the heat differently, and the cookie will have  crisp brown
 edges, which are just what you don't want. Use 1 heaping  tablespoon of
 batter per cookie, and place them on the sheets. Liberally  sprinkle
 more sugar on top of each cookie and dot with 3 raisins. Keep  batter
 refrigerated between bakings.  Bake for just 5 minutes. The cookies 
 should be just barely done--still almost white.  If they are golden,
 you  have left them in too long.  Remove from oven, and allow the
 cookies to  remain on the cookie sheet for 3 more minutes to continue
 baking. Carefully  remove cookies with a metal spatula to a wax
 paper-covered rack to cool.  The cookies keep well in tightly covered
 containers or can be frozen. In  either case, each cookie should be
 wrapped individually or between layers  of wax paper.  They are so
 tender, so moist, so cakelike that they cling  together if this is not
 done.
 
 
 
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