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Holiday Sugar Cookies


Holiday Sugar Cookies

Holiday Sugar Cookies

Making cookies this holiday season? Check out these tips for making Christmas cookies.

Yield

Makes about 3 dozen cookies

Ingredients

1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Colored sprinkles or sugars (optional)

Preparation

  1. Beat butter and sugar in large bowl with electric mixer at medium speed until creamy. Add egg; beat until fluffy.
  2. Stir in flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon until well blended. Form dough into ball; wrap in plastic wrap and flatten. Refrigerate about 2 hours or until firm.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°F. Roll out dough, small portion at a time, to 1/4-inch thickness on lightly floured surface with lightly floured rolling pin. (Keep remaining dough wrapped in refrigerator.)
  4. Cut out dough with 3-inch cookie cutters. Sprinkle with colored sprinkles or sugars, if desired. Transfer to ungreased cookie sheets.
  5. Bake 7 to 9 minutes until edges are lightly browned. Let cookies stand on cookie sheets 1 minute; transfer to wire racks to cool completely. Store in airtight container.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1 cookie
Sodium 77 mg
Protein 1 g
Fiber <1 g
Carbohydrate 10 g
Cholesterol 20 mg
Total Fat 5 g
Calories 88

Dietary Exchange

Fat 1
Starch 0.5

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