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Old-Fashioned Sugar Cookies

Photo: Oxmoor House
Total time 1 hr, 9 mins
Yield Serves 36 (serving size: 1 cookie)
This dough will work for slice-and-bake cookies or as a rolled dough for your favorite cookie cutters.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 1 tablespoon 2% reduced-fat milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 7.9 ounces all-purpose flour (about 1 3/4 cups)
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Cooking spray

Nutrition Information

  • calories 77
  • fat 3.4 g
  • satfat 1.2 g
  • monofat 1.4 g
  • polyfat 0.5 g
  • protein 1 g
  • carbohydrate 10.5 g
  • fiber 0.2 g
  • cholesterol 10 mg
  • iron 0.3 mg
  • sodium 44 mg
  • calcium 9 mg

How to Make It

  1. Place first 3 ingredients (through oil) and 2/3 cup sugar in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended. Add milk, vanilla, and egg. Beat until blended.

  2. Weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; gradually add to sugar mixture, beating until well blended. Cover and chill 30 minutes.

  3. Preheat oven to 350°.

  4. Place 1/3 cup sugar in a small bowl. Shape dough into 36 (1-inch) balls. Roll balls in sugar, and place 1 1/2 inches apart on large baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Flatten cookies slightly with bottom of a glass.

  5. Bake at 350° for 9 minutes or until set in center. Cool on pan 2 minutes. Remove from pan; cool completely on a wire rack.

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