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Cookie Dough

This dough is the perfect starting place for almost endless creative cookie possibilities. One idea: Cut it into the shape of letters to make festive sayings, then, before putting the cookies on the baking sheets, sprinkle with colored sugars and poke a hole through each cookie with a drinking straw. That way, you can lace some ribbon through the cookies and hang them up when they're all done!

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, beat the butter, sugar, egg, vanilla extract and salt. Gradually add the flour; beat until well combined.
  2. Refrigerate the dough for 1 hour.
  3. Heat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  4. Separate the dough into 4 pieces, then roll out each piece on a lightly floured surface to a 1/4-inch thickness. Cut or mold the dough into desired shapes.
  5. Place the shapes on ungreased cookie sheets and bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until light brown.

Yield: 4 to 6 dozen cookies

* It's best not to substitute margarine for butter in this recipe. The size of the cookie cutters you use will determine the yield. (That's why there's such a wide range given on the yield!)

Posted by kdipaolo at Recipe Goldmine 6/23/01 8:41:38 pm.


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