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sugar cookies

a recipe by
JR Mattsen

Adapted this recipe from the very popular 'Grannys Sugar Cookies' on Food.Com

serves 40 ish (depending on shape)
prep time 40 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For sugar cookies

  • 3/4 c
  • 170 g
    butter, room temperature
  • 1 lg
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2 c
    flour (measure then take out 2 tablespoons)
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
    cream of tartar

How To Make sugar cookies

  • 1
    Cream butter & sugar together until fluffy
  • 2
    Add egg & vanilla. Beat well
  • 3
    Sift dry ingredients & add to creamed mixture a bit at a time until completely blended. (Adding cornflour is optional but makes cake flour & helps shape of cookies)
  • 4
    Cover & chill for at least 30 minutes.
  • 5
    Roll out dough, on floured board, to about 6mm thick (thicker cookies will be softer, thinner crispier)
  • 6
    Cut out desired shapes with cookie cutters (dipped in flour).
  • 7
    Bake on lined tray at 180 C for about 10 minutes.
  • 8
    Make a paste of icing sugar (2 T) & water (1-2 tsp). Use this to glue on raisins, m&m's, lollies, sprinkles or coloured sugar (mix a drop or two of food colouring into white sugar & let dry a few hours) Chocolate drops can be pressed into cookies before baking.
  • 9
    For all over icing mix butter, icing sugar, vanilla (or flavouring of choice) with a little milk or water until it is a spreading consistency. Pipe around edges of cookie before filling (gives a clean non-dribbling edge)

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