These cookies are great to make ahead and have on hand for cookie emergencies. A simple slice and bake cookie that keeps well in the refrigerator or freezer.

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Ingredients

96
Original recipe yields 96 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium bowl cream together the sugar and butter until smooth. Stir in the egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt, gradually stir into the creamed mixture until all flour is absorbed. Shape dough into rolls about 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Wrap in waxed paper; refrigerate until firm, at least 4 hours or up to 1 week.

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets. Unwrap chilled rolls and cut into 1/4 inch thick slices. Place cookies 1 inch apart onto the prepared cookie sheets.

  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, until cookies are lightly browned. Remove from baking sheets immediately to cool on wire racks.

Nutrition Facts

42 calories; 2 g total fat; 7 mg cholesterol; 34 mg sodium. 5.6 g carbohydrates; 0.4 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (12)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/10/2004
This was a great cookie it had a really great taste and was a cinch to prepare. I sprinkled mine with red sugar and they were devoured in no time. One word of caution though they DO NOT make 96 cookies. I only got 64 cookies out of my batch. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/19/2004
i went by the recipe. these did not slice. all they did was crumble. any ideas what went wrong? i wrapped them in waxed paper and refrigerated over night. i have the last of it in the freezer to see if that helps' Read More
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12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
11/10/2004
This was a great cookie it had a really great taste and was a cinch to prepare. I sprinkled mine with red sugar and they were devoured in no time. One word of caution though they DO NOT make 96 cookies. I only got 64 cookies out of my batch. Read More
(4)
Rating: 1 stars
12/18/2004
i went by the recipe. these did not slice. all they did was crumble. any ideas what went wrong? i wrapped them in waxed paper and refrigerated over night. i have the last of it in the freezer to see if that helps' Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
11/10/2004
This was a great cookie it had a really great taste and was a cinch to prepare. I sprinkled mine with red sugar and they were devoured in no time. One word of caution though they DO NOT make 96 cookies. I only got 64 cookies out of my batch. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/12/2005
These cookies are so easy to make and there are so many fun ways to decorate them: colored sugar food coloring sprinkles frosting.... They taste great too! Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
02/07/2008
Homemade taste & looks without the fuss of a rolled dough! Exactly what I wanted. This works beautifully. The dough was perfect-not too sticky or too crumbly. Maybe how you measure the flour makes the difference. Even hubby says they taste great. Read More
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
12/14/2008
My husband asked me to make these. I never had heard of them before. So for anyone else out there that doesn't know what they are it's pretty much like a sugar cookie (but you have to wait for them.) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/06/2013
These wonderful simple cookies were what I call- no fuss and easy to make. I spooned in the flour in my measuring cup leveled off the flour which resulted in cookies that were not dry. I sliced the cookies 1/2 inch thick which made approximately a 3 inch cookie. 1/4 inch cookies were too thin for my taste. Dipping the cookie on one side with colored sugar makes for a pretty cookie. These cookies would be a good cookie for kids to make. Next time I might try using lemon extract. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/24/2003
Delicious Cookie easy to make. Staying nice and moist still a week later. Just didn't get as many as it called for but I had made mine a little thicker. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
04/13/2009
This is just like a recipe I had as a kid. I brought them to work and everyone raved over them. They can't wait for me to make them again! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2018
Loved loved loved this. People are asking for the recipe! I found that I had to really work with the dough to get it to roll into a nice log shape - I had to pretend it was play dough! Don t worry about handling the dough too much... I thought I would ruin it but the cookies turned out terrific! And this recipe made a lot for me. Read More