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Ethel's Sugar Cookies (With Variations)

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Category: Cookies

 Ingredients List

  • 3/4 c Butter; softened
  • 1 c Sugar
  • 2 Egg
  • 1/2 ts Vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 c Flour; sifted
  • 1 ts Baking powder
  • 1 ts Salt
  • Sugar; for dusting (opt)


Thoroughly mix together the butter, sugar, eggs, and flavoring of choice.
Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir into the butter
mixture. Chill for at least 1 hour. Roll out to 1/8-inch thickness. cut
into desired shapes with cookie cutter dipped in flour. Re-roll the scraps
and continue cutting until all of the dough is used. Place on an ungreased
baking sheet. Sprinkle with sugar, if desired. Bake in a moderate/hot
(400F) oven until delicately golden, about 6 to 8 minutes. Makes about 4
dozen 3-inch cookies.


Lemon Sugar Cookies: Follow the basic recipe above, except use 2 teaspoons
grated lemon rind and 1 teaspoon lemon juice in place of the flavoring.
Filled Sugar Cookies: Follow the basic recipe above except put together in
pairs before baking with 1 tablespoon filling of your choice or a solid
chocolate mint wafer between. Press the edges of the cookies together with
the tines of a fork.

Nut Sugar Cookies: Follow the basic recipe above except mix 1 cup of
finely chopped nuts into the dough.

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