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How to Make Cookies from Scratch

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about 3 dozen cookies or 36 servings, 1 cookie each

Please everyone when you learn how to make cookies from scratch. This is the only from-scratch recipe for buttery, crisp sugar cookies you'll ever need.

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  • Mix flour, baking powder and salt; set aside. Beat butter in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until creamy. Gradually add granulated sugar, beating until well blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Blend in milk and vanilla. Gradually add flour mixture, beating well after each addition. Refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Roll out dough to 1/8-inch-thickness on lightly floured surface. Cut into desired shapes with floured 3-inch cookie cutters. Sprinkle with colored sugar, if desired. Place, 2 inches apart, on ungreased baking sheets.
  • Bake 5 to 8 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely on wire racks. Decorate as desired.

Special Extra

Cookies can be decorated with JELL-O Gelatin instead of sugar. Bake cookies as directed. While cookies are still warm, brush lightly with light corn syrup or honey. Sprinkle with any flavor dry gelatin.

Special Extra

Place cookie dough on parchment-covered baking sheets to prevent cookies from sticking to pans and to help keep baking sheets clean between batches.

Jumbo Cookies

Prepare and roll out cookie dough as directed. Cut 6-inch patterns (i.e. angel, tree, star, bell) from cardboard; place on cookie dough. Cut dough with sharp knife; transfer to baking sheets with large spatula. Bake at 350°F for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Makes 15 large cookies.

St. Patrick's Day Cookies

Prepare and roll out cookie dough as directed; cut into shamrock, pipe or hat shapes. Bake as directed. Decorate with tinted glaze, green colored sprinkles and/or decorating icing/gel.


  • about 3 dozen cookies or 36 servings, 1 cookie each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size about 3 dozen cookies or 36 servings, 1 cookie each
Calories 110
Total fat 4g
Saturated fat 2g
Cholesterol 20mg
Sodium 90mg
Carbohydrate 17g
Dietary fiber 0g
Sugars 8g
Protein 2g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 2 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %DV
Calcium 0 %DV
Iron 4 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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