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Traditional Rolled Sugar Cookies

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Category: Biscuits, Desserts

 Ingredients List

  • ----------------------------------COOKIES----------------------------------
  • 3/4 c Butter, softened
  • 3/4 c Sugar
  • 1 Large egg
  • 1 tb Grated lemon peel
  • 1 ts Vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 c All-purpose flour
  • 1/4 ts Salt
  • Water


2 Large egg yolks
Food coloring

Cream butter in large mixer bowl. Add sugar; beat until light and fluffy.
Beat in egg, lemon peel and extract until well blended. Gradually mix in
flour and salt until well blended. Beat in water, a few drops at a time,
only until dough starts to come away from sides of bowl. Shape dough into
large flat disk; wrap and refrigerate 2 to 3 hours. Preheat oven to 350F.
Roll dough on lightly floured surface to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut with
cookie cutters dipped in flour. Place on buttered cookie sheets. Paint with
"Edible Tempera Color", if desired. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until cookies
begin to brown around edges. Carefully remove from cookie sheets. Cool
completely on wire racks. (Decorate as desired if cookies have not been

Edible Tempera Color - Lightly beat eggs yolks and divide evenly among 5
small containers. Use liquid food coloring (adding a few drops at a time)
to color each mixture as desired. Apply colors with a small clean paint
brush before baking cookies.

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