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There is nothing better than the buttery taste of a golden sugar cookie. Sure you can decorate them, but why mess with perfection?

Recipe by Real Simple December 2007

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Lucas Allen

Recipe Summary

Yield:
Makes 3 dozen medium-size cookies
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat oven to 350° F.Beat the butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer on medium-high until smooth. Add the egg and beat until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add the vanilla. Reduce mixer speed to low.Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt in a bowl and add it slowly to the butter mixture, mixing until just incorporated (the dough will be stiff). Shape into a flat 1-inch-thick disk. Refrigerate, wrapped, for 30 minutes.Roll out the dough on a floured surface to 1/4 inch thick. Cut into shapes and place on parchment-lined baking sheets. The scraps can be combined and rolled out again. Bake 10 to 12 minutes, until the edges are a light golden brown. Cool slightly on the baking sheets before transferring to cooling racks.

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Nutrition Facts

180 calories; calories from fat 55%; fat 11g; saturated fat 7g; cholesterol 39mg; sodium 43mg; carbohydrates 21g; fiber 1g; sugars 8g; protein 2g.
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