Old-Fashioned Sugar Cookies

Recipe by QueenBee49444
READY IN: 45mins
YIELD: 60 cookies




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