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Granny's Sugar Cookies Recipe

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This recipe for Granny's Sugar Cookies, by , is from The Vold Family Cookbook Project, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Added: Monday, March 3, 2008


1/2 c. butter
1 c. sugar
1 large egg
2-2 1/4 c. all purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 c. sifted powdered sugar
5-6 tsp. water
Food coloring

Cream together butter and sugar. Blend in egg. Sift together dry ingredients and add to creamed mixture.

Divide dough in two parts. Chill 1-2 hours so it will be easy to handle. Roll dough, one part at a time, to 1/8" thickness and cut with cookie cutters. Keep other part of dough chilled until ready to roll. Transfer to cookie sheet and bake in preheated oven (375) 8-10 min. Makes approximately 2 dozen cutout cookies.
Glaze: Blend together powdered sugar and water. Add food coloring if desired. Brush glaze over cookies while still warm.




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