My mother made these all year round, she would just change the color of sugar in which they were dipped. Consider putting a small amount of powdered drink mix (e.g.. Kool-Aid crystals) in white sugar to get different colors, and a little flavor. (Don't omit the sugar or the flavor will be too strong. )

MJK

Recipe Summary

Servings:
48
Yield:
3 - 4 dozen
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Ingredients

48
Original recipe yields 48 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • Cream together butter or margarine and white sugar. Add egg, vanilla and milk. Mix well.

  • Gradually add flour, baking soda and salt. Mix well. Roll spoonfuls of dough in your hands and dip one end in colored sugar. Place on baking sheets and press top down with a glass. Bake for 12 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

76 calories; protein 0.9g 2% DV; carbohydrates 9.2g 3% DV; fat 4g 6% DV; cholesterol 14.1mg 5% DV; sodium 54.3mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2010
I took the dough and wrapped it around a Hershey kiss. I put the dough about half way up. Its perfect for that. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/29/2004
These cookies were just ok for me. I will say that it was very easy to make and the ingredients are pretty much always on hand however I like a "cookie" taste and not a "cake-y" taste. If you like more of the cake texture then these are for you. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 20
  • 3 star values: 4
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Rating: 3 stars
07/29/2004
These cookies were just ok for me. I will say that it was very easy to make and the ingredients are pretty much always on hand however I like a "cookie" taste and not a "cake-y" taste. If you like more of the cake texture then these are for you. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2010
I took the dough and wrapped it around a Hershey kiss. I put the dough about half way up. Its perfect for that. Read More
(24)
Rating: 4 stars
07/04/2006
This is a great recipe! I added 1 pkg of Lemon Pudding and a 1 tsp of real Lemon Juice and Voila! Great cookies! Oh yeah sprinkled them with powdered sgar too! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2010
These cookies are fantastic! They are light with crispy edges and soft centers. They aren't too sweet and have a delicate flavor perfect for icing or eating plain! The only adjustments I made were 1.) cut the baking soda in half for a slightly denser cookie and 2.) cut the salt in half as well (it tends to overpower the cookie). Otherwise these are easy and delicious!! Excellent recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/30/2010
Very good! Kids like them. Next time I do think I will cut the salt back a little. I made them exactly how the recipe said. Definately a solid recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/03/2008
I agree these cookies were just ok for me but they were still very satisfying. These were very easy for me to make as they were my first cookie that I made from this website. I rolled the cookies but before I put them onto the baking sheet I rolled them in cinnamon almost like a snickerdoodle. I think that next time I'm going to put something else in them to make them a little more flavor in them and use a little less butter. I also think I may have used a little too much baking soda in them as they were dry. But they were GOOD! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2010
SO-DE-LI-CIOS!!!! they were very easy to make..easy ingredients...my kids husband and I ate them all in a few minutes! Next time I will double the quantity!!:) Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/17/2008
This cookie is very blah for a sugar cookie. I topped the cookie with frosting and that seemed to perk it up a bit Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/13/2007
this is a good recipe! i love making my desserts colorful and the colored sugar idea was great! this works as a wonderful gift! Read More
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