Buttery Sugar Cookies

Buttery Sugar Cookies


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This dough is easy to work with - it has no baking powder - so the cookies bake smooth and flat - without any small bumps. It makes decorating easier. This is a recipe from my late mother. Every year she made dozens of cookies at Christmas time to share with family and friends. I've carried on her tradition.

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  • 1 C. butter
  • 1 C. granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3 Tbs. milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 3 C. flour
  • 1/4 tsp. salt

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In large mixer bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg, milk and vanilla. Mix well. Combine flour and salt; add to butter mixture 1 cup at a time, mixing after each addition. Chill dough forĀ 3-4 hours for easier handling. On a floured surface, roll dough to approximately 1/4-inch thickness. Dip cookie cutter in flour before each use. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet 6-7 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned around edges. Cool cookies on rack. When cool, decorate as desired.

Reviews (1)

  • This recipe was very easy to make. After I made the cookies i had my kids frost them. They loved the cookies and so did i. The cookies got ate within the first day. Thanks for this recipe.

    Flag as inappropriate april20  |  June 27, 2010

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