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Crisp Sugar Cookie Mix

 Crisp Sugar Cookie Mix
Eneatha Attig Secrest of Mattoon, Illinois has relied on the mix for these light sugar cookies for years, even selling it at bazaars. "I package it in a plastic bag tied with pretty ribbon and attach a cookie cutter and copy of the recipe," she notes.
96 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS (for each batch):
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • Colored sugar, optional

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the first four ingredients; mix well. Store
  • in an airtight container in a cool dry place for up to 6 months.
  • Yield: 2 batches (8 cups total).
  • To prepare cookies: In a large bowl, cream the butter. Beat in egg
  • and extracts. Gradually add 4 cups cookie mix; mix well. Cover and
  • chill for 2-3 hours or overnight.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/8-in. thickness.
  • Cut with a 2-1/2-in. cookie cutter dipped in flour. Place 1 in.
  • apart on ungreased baking sheets. Sprinkle with colored sugar if
  • desired. Bake at 375° for 7-9 minutes or until the edges are
  • lightly browned. Cool on wire racks. Yield: about 4 dozen per

2 of 2

Crisp Sugar Cookie Mix (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • batch.
Editor's Note: Omit colored sugar if you want to frost the cookies.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 74 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 66 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.