Rating: 5 stars
6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 0
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  • 1 star values: 0

This recipe came from Great Gramma LaLonde's neighbor - Betty Brown. It is the only cut-out cookie I remember Grams Lorette ever making. I like them really thin and crispy. Dad prefers them thicker. Frosted is the best, using confectioners' sugar, flavoring, and milk.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
2 hrs
total:
2 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
2 dozen cookies
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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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  • Beat butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract together in a bowl using an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Sift flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt together in a separate bowl; mix, 1 cup at a time, into creamed butter mixture until dough is just mixed. Form dough into 1-inch-thick disks and place on a plate; chill in refrigerator, 2 hours to overnight.

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Roll disks into desired thickness on a lightly floured work surface using a floured rolling pin. Arrange dough on a baking sheet.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until cookies are just starting to turn golden brown, 7 to 10 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

Sprinkle dough with colored sugar before baking or leave plain if you are going to frost.

Nutrition Facts

165 calories; protein 2.2g; carbohydrates 20.5g; fat 8.2g; cholesterol 35.8mg; sodium 137.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (5)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/15/2016
Couldn't find my mother's recipe... these were even better!!! (shhh) Read More
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6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/14/2016
Couldn't find my mother's recipe... these were even better!!! (shhh) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2017
Great recipe! I wanted a soft rolled cookie that would keep the shape of the cut-out and have that nice tang that comes from the cream of tartar. This delivered on all points! Thanks so much for sharing- I'm sure Betty Brown would be proud. :-) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/26/2015
Nice tender sugar cookie and I like the fact that it did not spread after cutting and baking. I did use 1 teaspoon of vanilla and 1/2 teaspoon almond extract due to personal taste. Other than that....no changes. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2020
Mmmmmm... These are just like my mom used to make! So good!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2020
I just made this recipe and it turned out just like my nana's! Read More
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