Old-Fashioned Sugar Cookies
1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup margarine
1/2 cup confectioners sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup coarse white or colored sugar, or a combination
Preheat oven to 375.
Lightly grease baking sheets.
In a large bowl, beat the butter, margarine, confectioners sugar and granulated sugar in an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, vanilla, baking powder and salt. Beat in the flour at slow speed.
Roll the dough into 1-inch balls. Roll to coat well in the coarse sugar. Place about 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets. Use the bottom of a glass to flatten each cookie. Bake for about 10 minutes or until golden.
Transfer cookies to wire rack to cool completely.
Yield: 3 dozen cookies
I used 1 cup of butter instead using the margarine.
I heated the oven to 350 instead of 375.
I used my Silpat baking mats (you can also use parchment paper) instead of greasing the cookie sheets.
I dipped the bottom of the glass in water before flattening the cookie so the dough wouldn't stick.
I sprinkled colored sugar on top of the cookie, rather than rolling the entire ball in sugar. They were still sweet enough.
We taste-tested these and the sugar cookies I made with my neighbor's recipe. Both winners!
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