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How to Make Cookies from Scratch
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How to Make Cookies from Scratch

4 Hr(s) 23 Min(s)
15 Min(s) Prep
4 Hr(s) 8 Min(s) Cook
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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36 servings
Original recipe yields 36 servings
3-1/4 cups flour
2 tsp. CALUMET Baking Powder
1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
2 egg s
1 Tbsp. milk
1-1/2 tsp. vanilla
colored sugar or additional granulated sugar
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1
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.
2
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.
3
Bake 5 to 8 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely on wire racks. Decorate as desired.
Kitchen Tips
Tip 1
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.
Tip 2
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.
Tip 3
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.
Tip 4
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.
Nutrition
Calories
110
Calories From Fat
0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g
5%
Saturated Fat 2g
10%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 20mg
7%
Sodium 90mg
4%
Total Carbohydrates 17g
6%
Dietary Fibers 0g
Sugars 8g
16%
Protein 2g
4%
Vitamin A
2%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
0%
Iron
4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Servings
about 3 dozen cookies or 36 servings, 1 cookie each
* 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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