Basic Plain Sugar Cookies
recipe at a glance
time: under 30 minutes
serves/makes: 30recipe id: 12524
1 1/4 cup butter
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 3/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup sugar, for coating
Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
Beat butter and 2 cups sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs 1 at a time. Blend in the vanilla.
Stir together flour, baking powder and salt. Gradually stir into butter mixture, just until blended. Roll dough into walnut-sized balls and roll in the extra sugar.
Place cookies 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets and flatten slightly with the bottom of a glass that has been dipped in sugar.
Bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on cookie sheets 5 minutes; then remove to wire rack and cool completely.
173 calories, 8 grams fat, 24 grams carbohydrates, 2 grams protein per serving
. This recipe is low in sodium.
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ratings & reviews
Oct 6, 2011 Shanny PERFECT! So delicious! Thank you! Sep 25, 2010 Will I can confirm that this works. Made very "fluffy" and soft cookies. Mine took more like 12 minutes to bake up. Apr 24, 2008 Cooker Dad Too Much Sugar!! Way too sweet; i think the 2 cups should be reduced!! Might be a mistake. Sep 2, 2007 jenn These sugar cookies taste great and are easy to make; they have become my family's favorite cookie... I make them more like drop cookies instead of rolled, then just sprinkle the extra sugar on top.