Crackled Sugar Cookies

Total Time
10 mins
45 mins

This is by far the prettiest, easiest (no rolling) and best tasting sugar cookie I have ever made. They look like they came right out of the bakery. Try them-- then stand back and wait for the oohs and ahs!!!!

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Lightly grease two baking sheets.
  3. Cream sugar and butter together until light.
  4. Beat in yolks and vanilla.
  5. Sift together the measured sifted flour, baking soda and cream of tartar then fold into the butter sugar mixture.
  6. Form dough into walnut size balls.
  7. Place 2" apart on the cookie sheets.
  8. Do not flatten.
  9. Bake for about 11 minutes until the tops are cracked and just turning color.
  10. Cool on cookie sheet 2 minutes.