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  • 2 1/2 cups - all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoons - baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoons - salt
  • 1 cups - granulated sugar
  • 10 tablespoons - butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons - vanilla extract
  • 2 - large egg whites
  • ICING:
  • 2 cups - powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cups - 2% reduced-fat milk
  • 1/2 teaspoons - vanilla extract
  • Directions:

    To prepare cookies, combine flour, baking powder, and salt, stirring well.

    Place granulated sugar and butter in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla and egg whites. Gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture, beating at low speed just until combined.

    Divide dough in half. Shape each dough half into a ball; wrap each dough half in plastic wrap. Chill 1 hour.

    Unwrap 1 dough ball. Press dough into a 4-inch circle on heavy-duty plastic wrap. Cover with additional plastic wrap. Roll dough, still covered, to a 1/4-inch thickness. Repeat procedure with remaining dough ball. Chill dough 30 minutes.

    Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

    Remove one dough portion from refrigerator. Remove top sheet of plastic wrap; turn dough over. Remove remaining plastic wrap. Using a 2 1/2-inch cutter, cut dough into 18 cookies.

    Place cookies 2 inches apart on baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Bake at 375° for 10 minutes (keep a close eye on them so they don't brown too much) or until lightly browned. Allow to cool on pans for 5 minutes. Remove cookies from pans; cool completely on wire racks. Repeat procedure with remaining dough half.

    For icing: Combine powdered sugar and other icing ingredients, stirring with a whisk until smooth. Working with 1 cookie at a time, spread about 1 teaspoon icing evenly over cookie. Let stand on a wire rack until set.

    For thicker icing (especially if planning to use as piping), decrease milk to 2 tablespoons.

    Brief Description

    Classic sugar cookies with icing.

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    Cuisine:  American

    Prep Time: 1 hour(s) 50 min
    Cook Time: 10 min


    Calories 109
    Caloriesfromfat 27 %
    Fat 3.3 g
    Satfat 2 g
    Monofat 0.8 g
    Polyfat 0.2 g
    Protein 1.2 g
    Carbohydrate 19 g
    Fiber 0.2 g
    Cholesterol 8 mg
    Iron 0.4 mg
    Sodium 50 mg
    Calcium 8 mg


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    December 16, 2014

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