A lot like a sugar cookie but ten times better. These cookies have a wonderful rich flavor, a very nice side to ice cream.

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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Add egg and vanilla; continue to cream until smooth. Sift together the flour, baking soda, and cream of tartar; stir into the creamed mixture until well blended. Refrigerate dough for at least 1 hour.

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

  • Roll dough into 1 inch balls and place onto a cookie sheet. Cookies should be at least 2 inches apart. Lightly grease the bottom of a glass, dip it into the granulated sugar, and press the cookies down slightly. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until golden brown. Remove from the baking sheet to cool on wire racks.

Nutrition Facts

98.8 calories; 0.9 g protein; 12 g carbohydrates; 18.7 mg cholesterol; 55.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (23)

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Rating: 4 stars
04/20/2010
these cookies tasted like a vanilla waffer but better. Don't make the balls 1 inch or they will come out big The size I make the balls is about a 1/2 inch and they are the size of a waffer cookie everyone likes them. to make them a soft cookie make the balls 1 inch set your oven to 350 and dont flatten the balls. I like them better this way. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
04/27/2012
Very tasty cookies. Followed the recipe very sticky had to add about 1/2 cup more flour. Didn't cook in 8 to 10 minutes but much longer. Not crispy. Won't make these again. I'll stick to my chocolate chip cookies which never fail Read More
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30 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 22
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
04/20/2010
these cookies tasted like a vanilla waffer but better. Don't make the balls 1 inch or they will come out big The size I make the balls is about a 1/2 inch and they are the size of a waffer cookie everyone likes them. to make them a soft cookie make the balls 1 inch set your oven to 350 and dont flatten the balls. I like them better this way. Read More
(60)
Rating: 4 stars
04/20/2010
these cookies tasted like a vanilla waffer but better. Don't make the balls 1 inch or they will come out big The size I make the balls is about a 1/2 inch and they are the size of a waffer cookie everyone likes them. to make them a soft cookie make the balls 1 inch set your oven to 350 and dont flatten the balls. I like them better this way. Read More
(60)
Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2012
I made these because some of the reviews stated they are like Nilla wafers. I do not believe this to be the case. I made one inch balls and pressed them flat. They spread quite a bit but not to a point where they were crisp in the middle. Perhaps I should have left them in the oven longer? They were golden brown around the edges when I took them out. All this being said they are great sugar cookies! I used "Vanilla Bean Crush" vanilla from King Arthur Flour. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2002
I made these cookies for a bake sale and they were very good but for some reason they were not very crispy. I was expecting them to be a little crispier than they were, but all in all the recipe was good and I will make them again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2007
This was a great treat! They were very yummy which was surprising because I don't normally like sugar cookies! I followed one suggestion to make sandwich cookies with the sides dipped in sprinkles and I made some with vanilla frosting some with frosting and sprinkles and left some plain. They turned out really cute and festive looking! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/09/2009
I make this all the time omiting the vanilla and using peppermint flavoring instead. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/28/2003
YUM! My family loved them. Next time we're going to make frosting sandwiches rolling the sides in sprinkles. Crispiest while still warm. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2002
Really wonderful ligth crisp cookies. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/11/2011
I made these cookies and I only used 3/4 cup sugar. They tasted like chocolate chip cookies but without the chips. I think they are super yummy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2012
These cookies have a wonderful vanilla flavor. I rolled them into balls and they flattened themselves. They made a very nice soft cookie. I will definately make them again. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
04/27/2012
Very tasty cookies. Followed the recipe very sticky had to add about 1/2 cup more flour. Didn't cook in 8 to 10 minutes but much longer. Not crispy. Won't make these again. I'll stick to my chocolate chip cookies which never fail Read More
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