Old-Fashioned Sugar Cookies

Total Time
45mins
Prep
30 mins
Cook
15 mins

From the book "Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder" by Joanne Fluke. I read the book while on vacation this summer & I would like to pass the book on to my swap partner in the Used Media Swap on Zaar. The book has some delicious sounding cookie recipes which I am post here so I can make them later. The author does not indicate the serving size or prep time - I guessed & I apologize if I am wrong. I will correct when I make the recipe. If you make it before me, please post a review so we will know how good they are. One more note - the book was a fun read too.

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. Do not preheat oven yet - dough must chill before baking.
  2. Melt butter.
  3. Add sugars and mix.
  4. Let cool to room temperature.
  5. Mix in the eggs, one at a time.
  6. Add vanilla, lemon zest, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt.
  7. Mix well.
  8. Add flour in increments, mixing after each addition.
  9. Chill dough for at least one hour (overnight is fine).
  10. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 325 degrees, rack in middle of oven.
  11. Use hands to roll dough in walnut-sized balls.
  12. Roll dough balls in a bowl of white sugar.
  13. Place on a greased cookie sheet, 12 to a standard sheet.
  14. Flatten dough balls with a greased spatula.
  15. Bake at 325 degrees for 10-15 minutes (They should have a tine of gold on the top).
  16. Cool on cookie sheet for 2 minutes, then remove to a rack to finish cooling.
  17. Cookies can be decorated with frosting piped from a pastry bag for special occasions - or left just as they are.
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5 5

This are so easy to make. And very delicious. I've never made a sugar cookie before with powder sugar in it. Just wonderful.