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Basic Sugar Cookies
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Meal Type: Dessert
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Cook Method: Oven
     Serving Size: 3 - Change
Nutritional Facts
Servings Per Recipe: 3

Amount Per Serving
Calories 746
% Daily Value**
Total Fat 26g
Saturated Fat 7g
Unsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 89mg
Sodium 185mg
Total Carbohydrate 117g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 51g
Protein 11g
Vitamin A  19%Vitamin C  0%
Calcium  14%Iron  26%
Potassium  11%Vitamin E  10%
** Percentage Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
*Nutritional Data from USDA SR21 Database. Nutritional information is estimated and may vary.

Basic Sugar Cookies

Recipe Tags: Cookie Recipes

Date Added: June 10, 2019


3/4 Cup Sugar brown to taste
1 Teaspoon Extract Of Vanilla (1/2 tsp)
1 Egg whites room temperature
1 Teaspoon Baking Powder soda
1/3 Cup Shortening (solid)
1 Tablespoon Milk up to 1
2 Cups All-Purpose Flour seasoned with salt
1/3 Cup Margarine (butter brown too fast)
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1. In a large bowl, beat the shortening and margarine with an electric mixer at medium to high speed for about 30 seconds, or until softened.

2. Add about half of the flour and all of the remaining ingredients and beat until thoroughly combined, scraping the sides of the bowl occasionally.

3. Beat or stir in the remaining flour. Divide the dough in half.

4. Cover and chill for 1 to 2 hours or until easy to handle.

5. Roll each portion of the dough to 1/8 inch thickness on a lightly floured surface.

6. Cut into the desired shapes. Place 1 inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.

7. If desired, sprinkle with candies or colored sugar before baking.

8. Bake in a 375 F oven for 7 to 9 minutes or until the edges are firm and the bottoms are very lightly browned.

9. Remove the cookies and cool on a rack. Makes 3 to 4 dozen cookies.

10. CHOCOLATE SUGAR COOKIES: Stir 1 tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder into one half of the recipe.

11. Bake as directed. NOTE: Sugar cookies also make attractive and economical ornaments.

12. Make the dough according to the recipe then flatten the cut out cookies slightly with the bottom of a small glass dipped in sugar.

13. Use a drinking straw to make a sharp, small hole near the top.

14. If the hole begins to close during baking, use the straw to re-form the hole.

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Dietary Notes:
This recipe is a good source of Vitamin A with 19% of your daily recommended intake per serving. This recipe is a good source of Vitamin E with 10% of your daily recommended intake per serving.
Food Allergy Information:
This recipe contains potential food allergens and will effect people with Wheat, Egg, Milk, Gluten, Natural Sweeteners allergies.
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