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Cracked Sugar Cookies
Submitted by:  Mackie Kyle


  Prep Time: approx. 10 Minutes
Cook Time: approx. 12 Minutes/Batch

" This recipe has been handed down from generation to generation, a sure classic. "
  • 2-1/2 Cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter or margarine, softened
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease cookies sheets.


Sift together flour, baking soda and cream of tartar onto wax paper.  Set the mixture aside.


Beat together butter and sugar in large bowl with electric mixer until fluffy, about 3 minutes.  Beat in egg yolks and vanilla.  Gradually add flour mixture in 4 parts, beating well after each addition, until well blended.


Shape dough into balls, using 1 level measuring tablespoonful for each ball.  Place balls 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheets; do not flatten.


Bake in preheated oven for 12 minutes or until lightly golden around edges.  Remove cookies to wire racks to cool.

Makes 3-1/2 dozen


Nutrition at a glance
Servings Per Recipe: 3-1/2
amount per serving
Calories 89  
Protein 1g
Total Fat 5g
Sodium 21mg
Cholesterol 31mg
Carbohydrates 11g