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Crisp Sugar Cookies

My grandmother always had sugar cookies in her pantry, and we grandchildren would empty that big jar quickly because they were the best! I now regularly bake these wonderful cookies to share with friends. —Evelyn Poteet, Hancock, Maryland
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
  • Makes
    8 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk. Cover and refrigerate 15-30 minutes or until easy to handle.
  • Preheat oven to 350°. On a floured surface, roll out dough to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut into desired shapes using a 2-in. cookie cutter. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets.
  • Bake 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 117 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 105mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.
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