Basic Icebox Sugar Cookies

Basic Icebox Sugar Cookies Recipe
Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Cathy Muir
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2 dozen (serving size: 1 cookie)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 59
Caloriesfromfat 31 %
Fat 2 g
Satfat 0.4 g
Monofat 0.8 g
Polyfat 0.6 g
Protein 0.7 g
Carbohydrate 9.6 g
Fiber 0.1 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.2 mg
Sodium 50 mg
Calcium 2 mg


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
Cooking spray


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.

November 1997
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