Simple Sugar Cookies Recipe

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Powdered sugar takes the place of granulated sugar in this sweet standby from Maxine Guin of Barnhart, Missouri. "I received the recipe for this tasty cookie from a cook I worked with at our local school," she recalls.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:21 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 21 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 152 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 33mg cholesterol, 165mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture. Shape into two 5-in. rolls; wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm.
  2. Unwrap dough; cut into 1/4-in. slices. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 3-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Simple Sugar Cookies in Quick Cooking December 2000, p55

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cowboy2525 User ID: 2833409 67076
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2008

"I made these for Christmas they were very delicious!!!!!!thanks"

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