This recipe uses a make-ahead mix that can be stored for a couple of weeks. Use 2 cups for this recipe. Add the following ingredients to the mix for Sugar Cookies.

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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Melt butter over low heat and add to 2 cups Basic Cookie Mix.

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  • Lightly beat the egg and add to mixture. Stir in vanilla and mix well.

  • With lightly floured hands shape into 1 inch balls and arrange about 2 inches apart on a greased cookie sheet.

  • Bake at 350 degrees F (180 degrees C) for 12 to 15 minutes until golden.

  • Cool a couple of minutes before removing from cookie sheet to racks to complete cooling.

Tips

Click here for the Basic Cookie Mix recipe.

Nutrition Facts

118.6 calories; 1.7 g protein; 16 g carbohydrates; 24.3 mg cholesterol; 120.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (10)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/12/2003
These were the first cookies that I've made that turned out tasting like cookies. I will say that next time I am going to chill it for a half an hour to make it less drippy batter. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
02/18/2003
As we eagerly ran to the oven to see what Valentine treat awaited us we soon were overcome with great disappointment. Behold the cookies were flat greasy pancakes. Not even good pancakes. We followed the recipe to a tee. What happened? We don't understand how these could have a good rating. They taste look and sound terrible!!! Read More
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13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
10/12/2003
These were the first cookies that I've made that turned out tasting like cookies. I will say that next time I am going to chill it for a half an hour to make it less drippy batter. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
02/18/2003
As we eagerly ran to the oven to see what Valentine treat awaited us we soon were overcome with great disappointment. Behold the cookies were flat greasy pancakes. Not even good pancakes. We followed the recipe to a tee. What happened? We don't understand how these could have a good rating. They taste look and sound terrible!!! Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
09/30/2003
Sprinkle cinnamon on them before you stick them in the oven to give them a bit of extra flavor. I've shown this recipe to several friends and coworkers and they have ALL loved it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2003
I made up the Basic Cookie Mix ahead of time and this was the easiest way I have found to make ANY cookie. Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/10/2010
Okay so I'm not an amazing cook but I followed this recipe exactly. I even let the mixture sit in the fridge for 20 minutes to harden. but when I put the cookies in the oven they spread over the entire area of the pan and burned before they cooked properly. Okay so maybe my pan wasn't the best. So I tried it another two times. The same results. The only time it worked remotely was when I cooked it in a small cake dish and just cut them. Even with that the taste was mediocre at best. Maybe I did something wrong but from my experience I would not recommend this recipe. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
03/19/2010
these were amazing!! way better than that photo! I used coconut oil in it's solid form and added a little water. they came out sooooo crunchy chewy almost like a carmel bottom....yum! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/01/2010
I put them in the oven for 8 min and put sprinkles on them. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/28/2010
Well I was really hoping that these would have turned out but when i was making them after I followed the recipe exactally it ended up looking like cake batter not cookie dough. So I added an extra 2 cups of the mix and it finally turned out looking close to a cookie dough so I baked them. The end result not good. They looked great but really did not taste right. It tasted like a plain cookie not a sugar cookie. Maybe it is just me but this recipe didn't work for me. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/28/2011
These cookies are very basic so since I wasn't going to frost them I made a couple of changes to the recipe. After placing them on the baking sheet I flattened them with a glass and then sprinkled with sugar. The added sugar gave them just enough sweetness and flattening them made mine look more like cookies (they didn't spread very much on their own). Read More
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