Vienna Sugar Cookies

"I have had this recipe on a tiny piece of paper for years. I always panic when I think I have lost it because I have not been able to find these on the net. I may have a picture for you in the next day or two - if I remember to take one before I plate up my cookie trays. These are plain thin sugar cookies and I would suggest leaving them just the way they are. The most fun thing about these cookies is watching a person's face as they bite into one of these! They are incredible! They have yeast in them which intrigued me into trying the recipe all those years ago. SO easy. Don't be afraid if they don't come out in uniform shapes. Enjoy!"
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Ready In:
36-45 cookies




  • Dissolve yeast in warm water and set aside. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter until creamy. Gradually add flour. Add yeast mixture and blend well. Refrigerate dough until well chilled.
  • Spread sugar out on a large piece of waxed paper. Roll walnut-sized balls of dough into the sugar, pressing flat until dough is thin, about the size of a doughnut. Keep flipping dough and pressing into sugar during this stage.
  • Place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-15 minutes, until very lightly browned around the edges. Cool on racks.

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  1. FIVE STARS! Holy cow! These cookies are delicious, unique, crispy, flaky, and surprise the palette with that first bite. I made 38 cookies with this recipe. Thank you for posting this Felina. I noticed that this review is eleven YEARS after your post! ?? I live in southwest FL, also.


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