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Vienna Sugar Cookies


  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup lukewarm water
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar


  1. Dissolve yeast in lukewarm water.
  2. In a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer, beat butter until creamy. Gradually add flour, blending well. Add yeast mixture; blend well.
  3. Refrigerate dough until chilled.
  4. Put sugar on a large piece of wax paper. Pinch off pieces of chilled dough the size of small walnuts and shape into balls. Working with one ball of dough at a time, press ball flat into sugar until dough is thin. Keep flipping dough over and pressing it into sugar, until it is the size of a flat doughnut. Place on ungreased baking sheets.
  5. Bake in a preheated 375 degree F oven for 10 to 15 minutes, or until very lightly browned.
  6. Transfer to racks to cool.