Betty Crocker's Butter Cookies

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READY IN: 42mins
YIELD: 3 dozen
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    cup softened butter (2 sticks)
  • 12
    cup sugar
  • 1
  • 3
    teaspoons flavoring, extract of choice (lemon, vanilla, etc.)
  • 3
    cups flour
  • 12
    teaspoon baking powder
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DIRECTIONS

  • Mix the butter, sugar, and egg together thoroughly. Stir in the flavoring extract you have chosen.
  • Sift the flour and baking powder together and stir inches Chill dough.
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Rool dough very thin (1/8-inch) on a floured surface. Use cookie cutters to cut into desired shapes. Place on ungreased baking sheets.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 5 to 7 minutes. Remove cookies when they are golden not browned. Place sheets of cookies on cooling racks to cool.
  • After ten minutes remove cookies from baking sheets and finish cooling on racks.
  • Baked, cooled cookies may be frosed with pastel frosting or the frosting may be piped around the edges.
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