Sugar Cookies-Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 36
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 76.7
  • Total Fat: 3.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 10.4 mg
  • Sodium: 27.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 10.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.2 g
  • Protein: 0.9 g

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Best homemade ones I've ever made - not too sweet. I'll never use a tube or mix again. Best homemade ones I've ever made - not too sweet. I'll never use a tube or mix again.
Number of Servings: 36


    1/3 c softened butter
    1/3 c shortening
    3/4 c sugar
    1 tsp baking powder
    1 tsp vanilla
    1 egg
    2 c flour

    About 2 Tbsp powdered sugar for rolling out dough


Cream butter and shortening together, about 30 seconds. Add in sugar and beat until just fluffy. Add baking powder, vanilla, and egg, and beat thoroughly. Add flour in increments, mixing well between additions. You want the dough to be just pulling away from the bowl and just starting to get dry, but not so dry that there are pebbles of dry dough that won't incorporate. If the dough won't take the last bit of flour, that's OK - work in as much as you need to by hand, or add more (by the tsp) if it's a humid day and needs it. Divide the dough into 2 thick discs, wrap tightly in plastic wrap and chill at least 3 hours, can be overnight.

Using powdered sugar to dust your counter and the rolling pin, roll out your dough to 1/8 to 1/4 in thick and cut with cookie cutters. Or, form into a log and slice. Thinner=crispier, thicker=softer center. Bake at 375 for 7-10 min depending on how thick your cookies are - you want them to just start to get a little color on the edges; start watching them carefully at 7 minutes because the difference between a little color and burnt can be as little as 30 seconds.

If you're using sprinkles, they should be put on before baking.

Otherwise, ice with your favorite glaze or frosting, decorate, and enjoy!

Number of Servings: 36

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user HLJ3079.

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