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    Sugar Cookies (Light & Crisp)

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    27 mins

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    12 mins

    Brenda.'s Note:

    These Sugar Cookies are marvelous! Light, Crispy, Yummy and so easy. I got this recipe from a co-worker many years ago. Dieters beware--it is hard to eat just one. Tip-I have tried to substitute margarine in place of the butter, and the cookies were not as good. I have also used colored sugars for dipping the glass into for the holidays and that worked very well. Not recommended for rolled out cookies as the dough is too delicate.

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    Serves: 12



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    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 350°F.
    2. 2
      In a large mixing bowl, cream together 1/2 cup granulated sugar, powdered sugar, butter, and vegetable oil.
    3. 3
      Beat in egg and extract.
    4. 4
      Add next 4 ingredients and mix together. The dough will be somewhat soft. Refrigerate a few minutes if too soft to work with.
    5. 5
      Shape into 1-inch balls and roll in reserved 1/2 cup of granulated sugar.
    6. 6
      Place on an ungreased cookie sheet and flatten with the bottom of a glass that has been dipped in granulated sugar (or colored sugar if you prefer).
    7. 7
      Bake at 350°F for 10-12 minutes.
    8. 8
      Note: Cookies should be only very slightly browned. They will be a more of a light golden color.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 27, 2006


      The only complaint I received about this recipe was that I didn't double it. I got exactly 24 cookies from the recipe, divided between the five of us. They were all gone in just a few minutes! I can't wait to make these again (doubling the recipe of course!). Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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    • on December 25, 2009

      I made these cookies for Christmas!! I rolled them in colored sugar. They were very good!! In fact they were the first to go in my Beauty Shop!! I loved the crisp flavor! I will make them again. Thanks for sharing!!

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    • on June 11, 2009


      These are very rich. I did reduce the amount of oil by about a tbs. **Edited to say that these are best when they have cooled. When they are still warm, the almond extract is a bit overwhelming. I really loved the texture and simplicity of these cookies. Thank you! Made for ZWT5 & Dining Daredevils.

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    Nutritional Facts for Sugar Cookies (Light & Crisp)

    Serving Size: 1 (69 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 327.9
    Calories from Fat 156
    Total Fat 17.4 g
    Saturated Fat 6.2 g
    Cholesterol 37.9 mg
    Sodium 210.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 40.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.6 g
    Sugars 21.6 g
    Protein 3.1 g

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