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Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies II

Rated as 4.32 out of 5 Stars

"My friend, Gloria gave me this recipe...she makes these cookies every year for her Christmas family get-togethers. I wanted to save this recipe to my Recipe Box. Nutmeg can be used in place of mace."
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Ingredients

45 m servings 54 cals
Original recipe yields 84 servings (7 dozen)

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and mace. Cut in the butter using a pastry blender or rub between your fingers. When butter pieces are no larger than pea size, stir in the egg, vanilla and heavy cream. Blend thoroughly. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/8 inch in thickness. Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters. Place cookies 1 1/2 inches apart onto cookie sheets.
  3. Bake for 5 to 8 minutes in the preheated oven, until the edges begin to brown. Remove from baking sheets to cool on wire racks. Cool completely before frosting.
  4. To make the frosting: In a medium bowl, beat the confectioners' sugar, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, 1 1/2 tablespoons of cream and salt until smooth and creamy. Spread on top of cooled cookies. Let the frosting dry before storing or serving.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 54 calories; 2.6 g fat; 7.3 g carbohydrates; 0.6 g protein; 9 mg cholesterol; 37 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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A more than 5 star sugar cookie!! The dough was easy to work with (I made it beforehand and chilled it in the fridge until I needed it), and survived a pack of kids armed with cookie cutters. T...

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I gave this recipe 1 star because the dough taste great. I decided to make these cookies as my 2year old sons first cookie experience. It was a disaster. The dough came together alright. Whe...

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A more than 5 star sugar cookie!! The dough was easy to work with (I made it beforehand and chilled it in the fridge until I needed it), and survived a pack of kids armed with cookie cutters. T...

I gave this recipe 1 star because the dough taste great. I decided to make these cookies as my 2year old sons first cookie experience. It was a disaster. The dough came together alright. Whe...

Wonderful results!Firm cookie, but still soft, with a really nice taste. At first I wondered if they were baked long enough, but after they cooled, and I tried one ... Numm!! My husband LOVES su...

One of the best tasting sugar cookies I have tried; must be the cream :) Mine did not brown after about 15 minutes in the oven, and that pan was pretty crispy (couldn't get them off the pan with...

These cookies are WONDERFUL. The dough is so sturdy and easy to handle: pops right out of the cookie cutters. I subbed nutmeg for the mace and the result almost had a flavor reminiscent of egg...

I made this recipe twice. The first time i subbed nutmeg for the mace. They were heavenly! Definitely my new favorite sugar cookie recipe. The second time I used fat-free half and half inst...

This is my new favorite sugar cookie recipe... so easy to make, so easy to handle and cut effortlessly. It baked up beautifuly and everyone loved them!!! 10 stars!!

Excellent recipe. I did not have mace, but never the least, these cookies are superb! They were easy to make, extremely easy to roll out and a cinch to bake. The kids loved decorating them. I...

The dough was very good, but it was difficult to make. Do not make this if you're in a hurry. I will try it again for sure!