Recipe courtesy of Beth Setrakian

Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies

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  • Total: 1 hr 25 min
  • Prep: 1 hr 10 min
  • Cook: 15 min
  • Yield: 4 dozen Sugar Cookies
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1/2 cup butter

3/4 cup sugar

1 egg

1 tablespoon whipping cream

1 teaspoon pure extract (vanilla or lemon, or combo)

1 1/4 cups unbleached allpurpose flour

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

Coarse sugar for decorating (colored or plain)


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cream butter and sugar. Add egg. Blend in cream and extract. Combine dry ingredients, and add until well blended. Shape into a flattened ball. Wrap in parchment and chill at least 1/2 hour. Roll out onto lightly floured board until approximately 1/4 inch thick. Cut into desired shapes. Sprinkle with sugar, and place on parchment covered baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake until golden brown.