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Grandma's Sugar Cookies
"Classic sugar cookies, sweet and chewy, just like grandma used to make. This sugar cookie recipe is easy to make, fun to decorate, and great for holidays and parties. The dough is great for cutting out with cookie cutters or making a log to slice into cookie-rounds! Decorate them using your imagination (kids will love this part) and devour! You can also wrap them up into treat bags and hand them out to neighbors or bring them to work."
NotesStoring: The cookies will keep at room temperature in a tin for up to 1 week.
Freezing: Well wrapped, the dough can be refrigerated for up to 3 days or frozen for up to 2 months.
Preparation Time15 min
Cooking Time11 min
- 2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 10 tablespoons butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 large egg yolk
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Whisk the flour, salt and baking powder together and keep close by.
Working in a mixer with the paddle attachment, if you have one, beat the butter at medium speed for a minute or so, until it is smooth. Still beating, add the sugar and continue to beat for about 2 minutes, until the butter is light and pale. Add the egg and the yolk and beat another minute or two. Reduce the mixer speed to low and steadily add the flour mixture, mixing only until it has been incorporated. In fact, because this dough is best when worked least, you might want to stop the mixer before all the flour is thoroughly blended into the dough and finish the job with a rubber spatula. When mixed, the dough will be soft, creamy and appealingly malleable.
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