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Easy Soft Sugar Cookies Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch YIELD:36 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 1. 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.