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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Simply-put Sugar Cookies - Sweet!!!

This one's for Aunt Nancy;-)

And I have to thank Dear Daughter for finding this recipe that's now a staple in my recipe binder.

These are simple sugar cookies that don't come from a can (which is okay, sometimes. . .), don't require rolling out (which can be fun on occasion), and won't come out too thin and shouldn't come out too dry. . . usually.  These are just, simply put,

Sugar Cookies

1-1/4 cup sugar
1 cup butter, softened
3 egg yolks
1 tsp vanilla extract
2-1/2 cups flour (can substitute one cup whole wheat flour for one cup of white flour)
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cream of tartar

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease two cookie sheets and set aside.

Cream together sugar and butter and beat in egg yolks and vanilla.

Add flour, baking soda, and cream of tartar. Stir until just combined. Mixture will be somewhat crumbly.

Using a tablespoon to 'grab' the dough,

use your hands to form dough into walnut sized balls

and place about 2" apart on a cookie sheet. 

Here's the tricky part - do NOT NOT NOT NOT flatten!!!

Bake 10-11 minutes or until taops are cracked and *just* turning from cream color to a golden color.

Remove cookies from cookie sheet to a cooling rack.

As soon as they are cool enough to handle - ENJOY the soft yummy goodness!  Betcha can't eat just one. . .


Have a Simply-put kind of day ~

Robin Z

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