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Buttery Sugar Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch

Makes

about 11-1/2 dozen

It's a good thing this recipe makes a big batch because no one can stop eating just one! These crisp buttery cookies truly do melt in your mouth.
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 5 tablespoons whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Additional sugar
  • Walnut halves or raisins, optional

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in milk and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy to handle.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll out to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with floured 2-1/2-in. cookie cutters. Place 1 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Sprinkle with sugar; place a walnut or raisin in the center of each if desired.
  3. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.

Nutrition Facts

2 each: 116 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 115mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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