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Classic Sugar Cookies Recipe
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Classic Sugar Cookies Recipe

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Use cookie cutters to cut seasonal shapes from a few cups of Gloria's dough. Prepared frosting and colored sugar make it a snap to decorate these classic Christmas cookies.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:18 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 18 servings



  1. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4-in. thickness. Using 2-1/2-in. cookie cutters, cut out desired shapes. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Leave plain or sprinkle with colored sugar. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until the edges are golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool. Frost plain cookies; sprinkle with colored sugar if desired. Yield: about 3 dozen.
Originally published as Sugar Cookies in Quick Cooking November/December 2002, p52

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Reviewed Aug. 12, 2013

"These were absolutely great! =] has tons of great coupons for this or any recipe!"

Reviewed Dec. 7, 2012

"To all those of you who said this isn't a recipe! Did you click on the words basic cookie recipe? It's right there!"

Reviewed Aug. 4, 2012

"This particular Sugar Cookie Recipe is intended to be used with the several other recipes pictured in the Christmas Cookie Plate [They failed to even mention the Sugar Cookies as they listed the other Cookies that can be made with this Base being the common string between each recipe]."

Reviewed Dec. 18, 2011


Here is a link to the Basic Cookie Dough recipe - sorry for the confusion. "

Reviewed Dec. 17, 2011

"I wouldn't make this again, because I couldn't make it now...there is no recipe...what the heck is "basic cookie dough" and where does one find it?"

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