- 1 cup butter, softened
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- In a bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. On a lightly floured surface, shape dough into three 10-in. long rolls. Tightly wrap each roll in waxed paper. Chill for 1 hour or until firm.
- Cut into 3/8-in. slices; place on greased baking sheets. Sprinkle with sugar. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on wire racks. Yield: about 8 dozen.
Originally published as Icebox Sugar Cookies in Taste of Home December/January 1997, p54
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Reviewed Dec. 3, 2012
This recipe came to my rescue when I had to bake sugar cookies and I did not have on hand unsalted butter for the sugar cookie recipe I usually follow. I found this recipe and it worked like a charm!