Good Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies Recipe

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Good Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies

Mary Leonard

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@angelbaby18672

Baking cookies, especially around the holidays, is a tradition in my family. I got this recipe from one of my sisters years ago. This recipe will make about 3 dozen cookies.

Just a couple of tips if you aren't familiar with making rolled cookies:

The dough needs to be chilled for easier handling.
Use as little flour as possible when rolling it out.
When rolling and cutting, use only a portion of the dough at a time; leave the rest in the refrigerator until you are ready to roll and cut the next batch for baking.
When rolling, start from the center out towards the edges; after a few gentle rolling strokes check to see if the dough is sticking. If it is, sprinkle a little more flour under and on top of dough.


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Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Ingredients

1/2 c
unsalted butter, softened
3/4 c
powdered sugar
1
egg
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1/2 tsp
lemon extract or lemon peel
1/8 tsp
nutmeg
1 1/2 c
all purpose flour
1/4 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
cream of tartar
1/4 tsp
salt
sugar for sprinkling (optional)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Beat butter until creamy and light.
2
Beat in sugar until mixture is creamed. Add egg and beat. Add vanilla and lemon(extract or peel, whichever you prefer) and nutmeg.
3
In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt. Add flour mixture to creamed mixture and mix until blended.
4
Chill, covered, in freezer for about 30 minutes or in refrigerator for 2 - 3 hours.
5
Roll out a portion of dough carefully on floured board to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut into shapes.
6
Place on greased cookie sheet. Sprinkle with sugar, if desired.
7
Bake at 375 degrees for about 8 minutes.
8
Let cool on pan for a couple of minutes, then remove to rack to cool completely.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Other Tag: For Kids