Light, wonderful cookies that just make your day!!

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Melt the butter or margarine over low heat.

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  • Mix together the sugar, butter and the eggs. Beat well. Sift in the flour and the baking powder. Mix in the vanilla. Drop by teaspoon onto cookie sheets.

  • Bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts

174 calories; 8.3 g total fat; 36 mg cholesterol; 101 mg sodium. 22.4 g carbohydrates; 2.5 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/05/2004
I think some of you people should suggest ideas instead of mocking becky. I agree that they are not good for drop cookies I rolled them out with a pin and used cookie cutters. They turned out great and taste really good with frosting and decorations. I will be using this recipe for christmas cookies. For the people who say they are bland they are not bland but not really sweet however that is what the frosting is for. Too much sweetness is overwhelming I think with a sweet frosting it gives a nice balance. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/17/2010
I did not like these at all.. the consistency was strange.. it was thick and cake like and tasted really funky.. maybe too much vanilla? not enough sugar and way too much baking powder. Don't think I'll make these again. Read More
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96 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 21
  • 4 star values: 28
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 14
  • 1 star values: 24
Rating: 4 stars
01/05/2004
I think some of you people should suggest ideas instead of mocking becky. I agree that they are not good for drop cookies I rolled them out with a pin and used cookie cutters. They turned out great and taste really good with frosting and decorations. I will be using this recipe for christmas cookies. For the people who say they are bland they are not bland but not really sweet however that is what the frosting is for. Too much sweetness is overwhelming I think with a sweet frosting it gives a nice balance. Read More
(56)
Rating: 4 stars
01/05/2004
I think some of you people should suggest ideas instead of mocking becky. I agree that they are not good for drop cookies I rolled them out with a pin and used cookie cutters. They turned out great and taste really good with frosting and decorations. I will be using this recipe for christmas cookies. For the people who say they are bland they are not bland but not really sweet however that is what the frosting is for. Too much sweetness is overwhelming I think with a sweet frosting it gives a nice balance. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/30/2003
These cookies were absolutely delicious. My husband took one bite and without saying another word grabbed 3 more cookies. For the holidays I pressed them with a glass dipped in colored sugar and flattened. Mmmmm. I was also told that when you bake you should use unsalted butter so thats what I used. Next time I'll try with regular butter. They couldn't have tasted any better. Thanks for the delicious cookies. I have my husband at my mercy now!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2003
Very easy to make! Cookie is cakey and light...just like my family likes them. I added a little more sugar to the recipe and they have a really good taste. I'm real glad I found this recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/28/2003
this recipe is EASY and absolutely delicious. cookies are chewy but still a little crisp. the texture is wonderful. the hint of vanilla really rounds out the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2016
UPDATE: I entered these cookies into a contest and I won FIRST place!!! The dough is SO versatile! I took half of the dough and rolled it into cinnamon sugar for a cookie like a snickerdoodle. I used the remaining dough and decorated it with buttercream frosting and sprinkles. Original review: This cookie rivals if not beats the store bought "fluffy frosted sugar cookies"...IF you know what you're doing and how to make them right! Instructions: Do NOT melt the butter at all. You want to let it soften at room temperature. Then cream it w/ the sugar & add eggs one at a time. Next you need to sift the flour into your measuring cup! This is NOT the same as measuring then sifting (trust me I know what I'm talking about!!!) Once you've thoroughly combined the flour add the baking powder & vanilla. I chose two slight changes: I used 1/2 tsp almond extract & 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract. Then I bumped the sugar to 1 1/4 cup. I used a small spring hinged ice cream scoop to distribute the dough. Don't allow the 1 star ratings to sway you - if you know how to cook and understand your way around the kitchen give this recipe a try!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/17/2010
I did not like these at all.. the consistency was strange.. it was thick and cake like and tasted really funky.. maybe too much vanilla? not enough sugar and way too much baking powder. Don't think I'll make these again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/03/2011
Very tasty sugar cookies. I liked them because they weren't too sweet which is why I'm normally not a big fan of sugar cookies. I made them yesterday for a party and none were left! I'm making them again today. Yummy! I would suggest adding a little less flour and baking around 7 minutes instead of 10 to 15 for a softer chewier cookie. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
09/28/2003
If there were negative stars as options I would put them....Becky your cookies stink!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2004
VERY GOOD. try rolling in a cinnamon-sugar mixture for make-shift snickerdoodles. also good with peanut butter chips and chocolate chips. Read More
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