Sugar Cookies

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Try making this soft, lightly lemony cookie recipe and serve it with hot cocoa for dipping. Chill the dough at least 1 hour to ensure that it's easy to roll out and cut.

Sugar Cookies
Prep Time:
45 mins
Chill Time:
60 mins
Bake Time:
8 mins
Total Time:
113 mins
Servings:
30
Yield:
2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 3 ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 ¼ cup unsalted butter, softened

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1 egg

  • 1 tablespoon milk

  • 2 ½ teaspoon vanilla

  • ¼ teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel

Directions

  1. In medium mixing bowl combine flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside. In large mixing bowl beat butter on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add sugar. Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl as necessary. Beat in egg, milk, vanilla, and lemon peel. Beat in as much flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour. Divide dough in half. Cover and chill 1 hour or until easy to handle.

  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Roll half the dough at a time, between sheets of waxed paper, to 1/4-inch thickness, sprinkling bottom sheet of waxed paper with flour if cookie dough sticks. Cut with desired cutters (if dough becomes too soft, return to refrigerator). Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are firm and bottoms are barely light brown. Transfer to wire rack to cool. Makes about 2-1/2 dozen (2-1/2- to 3-1/2-inch) cookies.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

147 Calories
8g Fat
17g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 30
Calories 147
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Sodium 61mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 2g
Calcium 20.2mg 2%
Iron 0.7mg 4%
Potassium 20mg 0%
Folate, total 24.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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