Create unlimited cookie variations with this classic slice-and-bake cookie.
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons stick margarine, softened
2/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg white
How to Make It
Combine the first 3 ingredients in a bowl, and set aside. Beat margarine at medium speed of a mixer until light and fluffy. Gradually add sugar, beating at medium speed of a mixer until well-blended. Add vanilla and egg white, and beat well. Add flour mixture, and stir until well-blended. Turn dough out onto wax paper, and shape into a 6-inch log. Wrap log in wax paper, and freeze for 3 hours or until very firm.
Preheat oven to 350°.
Cut log into 24 (1/4-inch) slices, and place slices 1 inch apart on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from pan, and cool on wire racks.
I made these and they were decent. They were a little bit too buttery, but with that being said they had a decent texture otherwise and didn't just taste like pure sugar. If you're lazy but want a sweet fix they're good, but I wouldn't make them for anyone in hopes to impress them.
These are my go-to sugar cookies for the holidays - I'm not the best baker in the world, so having an easy recipe like this for my husband's favorite Christmas cookies is very handy. They are definitely basic and very sweet, so extra decor / icing isn't needed - we usually just eat them plain or decorate lightly with red, white & green sprinkles to give it a little extra holiday cheer. If you want a simple, easy recipe for making these holiday classics, this is a great one to start with!