Sugar Cookies

Sugar Cookies
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Makes 3 dozen cookies| Hands-On Time: | Total Time:

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 6 ounces (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • eggs
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl and set aside.
  2. Put the butter and sugar in a large bowl or 64-ounce Pyrex cup. Beat with an electric mixer on medium-high until smooth, about 2 minutes. Add the eggs and beat until fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the lemon juice and vanilla. Reduce speed to low and slowly add the flour mixture. Mix until just incorporated.
  3. Divide the dough in half and flatten each portion into a 1-inch-thick disk. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  4. Heat oven to 350° F. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to 1/4 inch thick. Cut into desired shapes and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Scraps can be combined and rolled out again. Bake 10 to 15 minutes or until light golden brown.
May, 2002

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories 86
  • Calcium 12mg
  • Carbohydrate 11g
  • Cholesterol 22mg
  • Fat 4g
  • Fiber 0g
  • Iron 0mg
  • Protein 1mg
  • Sat Fat 3g
  • Sodium 22mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101 .

Quick Tip

Oven
Set baking sheets in the center of the oven rack, two inches between them, so heat circulates evenly.

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