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Brown Sugar Cookies
Virgie Sharp Cartwright

     3/4 cup melted shortening
     1 lb. brown sugar
     1 t. salt
     1 t. vanilla
     2 beaten eggs
     3 1/2 cups sifted flour
     2 t. baking powder
     1 cup chopped walnuts 

     1. Mix flour, baking powder, and salt together.  Set aside.
     2. Mix shortening, eggs, and brown sugar.
     3. Add dry ingredients to shortening mixture a little at a time and mix well.
     4. Mix in vanilla and nuts.
     5. Roll into 3 long rolls about 1 inch in diameter.
     6. Wrap in wax paper and refrigerate over night.
     7. Cut into 1/4-inch slices.
     8. Place on cookie sheet an bake at 375 degrees for 12-15 minutes