Grandma’s Sugar Cookies

I love a good sugar cookie.  My Grandma Ethel made some of the best sugar cookies.

They were crispy on the edges, and slightly chewy in the center. and even though they are flattened with a glass dipped in sugar, they are not too sweet.

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The master at work.

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You will need:

1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
2 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda

Have the butter at room temperature. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar on medium for a few minutes until it is pale and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla, and mix well.

Stir in the baking soda, bakibg powder, and flour. Mix gently until just incorporated.

Using a teaspoon, form 1-inch balls and place on a parchment lined cookie sheet about 3 inches apart.  12 to 15 cookies should fit on a cookie sheet.

Place about 1/4 cup sugar in a small saucer.  Press the bottom of a flat-bottomed drinking glass into the sugar, and then press a ball of cookie dough until just flattened.  Repeat with remaining cookie balls.  If you want to put sprinkles on your cookies, do now, before baking.

Bake at 350 for 10 to 12 minutes.

Transfer to a rack to cool.

This recipe is also good for rolled-out cookies to be decorated with icing.

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