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Easy Soft Sugar Cookies

 Easy Soft Sugar Cookies
I was born in Africa and grew up enjoying cardamom. Through the years, I've experimented with this herb in a variety of recipe. I hope you enjoy these old-fashioned sugar cookies.—Mabel Shirk, Fair Play, South Carolina
36 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2-1/4 cups sugar, divided
  • 2 eggs
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cardamom, divided
  • 1/2 cup milk


  • In a large bowl, cream the butter and 2 cups of the sugar. Add eggs,
  • one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine the flour,
  • baking soda, baking powder and 1 teaspoon of the cardamom; add to
  • creamed mixture alternately with milk. In a small bowl, combine the
  • remaining sugar and cardamom; dip rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into
  • sugar mixture. Place on greased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for
  • 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on wire racks. Yield:
  • about 6 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 163 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 26 mg cholesterol, 98 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.