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  • Servings: Makes 28-30
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Tint the dough if you like!


  • 1 c. butter
  • 3/4 c. confectioners' sugar
  • 2 c. sifted flour


  • Cream butter 'til light. Add sugar and beat 'til light and fluffy. Add flour and mix to make a soft dough.
  • Pat or roll on floured surface to 1/3-1/2" thickness. Cut with 2 1/2" cookie cutter or knife. (You can gently flute edges with fingers as for pie crust. Or decorate by pricking cookies with fork.)
  • Bake on ungreased baking sheet in slow 325º oven about 20 min. 'til cookies are very delicately browned. Remove cookies and cool on racks.
  • Kay says, this is often the recipe I use for Christmas goodie boxes. I use miniature Christmas cookie cutters and then dust the baked cookies with powdered sugar after they've cooled just a bit!! I've never actually kept track of how many miniature cookies I get, but it's a lot and I can put together several goodie boxes just from this one recipe!!!

Author Credit: from Farm Journal's Homemade Cookies

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