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Buttery Sugar Cookies

 Buttery Sugar Cookies
It's a good thing this recipe makes a big batch because no one can stop eating just one! These crisp buttery cookies truly do melt in your mouth.
69 ServingsPrep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 2 cups butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 5 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Additional sugar
  • Walnut halves or raisins, optional

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add
  • eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in milk
  • and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt;
  • gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Cover and
  • refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy to handle.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll out to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with
  • floured 2-1/2-in. cookie cutters. Place 1 in. apart on greased
  • baking sheets. Sprinkle with sugar; place a walnut or raisin in the
  • center of each if desired.
  • Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to
  • wire racks to cool. Yield: about 11-1/2 dozen.

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Buttery Sugar Cookies (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 116 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 24 mg cholesterol, 115 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.