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Simple Sugar Cookies Recipe

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 YIELD:21 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 152 calories, 9 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 33 mg cholesterol, 165 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.