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Sugar Cookies
Submitted by:  Sherry Dale


  Prep Time: approx. 10 Minutes
Cook Time: approx. 8 Minutes/Batch

" This recipe has been handed down from generation to generation, a sure classic. "
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup margarine
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
  • 3-3/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg white mixed with 1 teaspoon water
  • more sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 


Add the eggs, sugar, butter/margarine, vanilla and grated lemon rind and blend well.


Stir together the flour, baking powder and salt.  Add to the creamed mixture and blend well.  Divide the dough in half, wrap each half snugly in plastic and refrigerate for several hours or until firm enough to roll out.


Dust the work surface and rolling pin with flour.  Roll out half the dough at a time to 1/8" thick.  Cut with a large cookie cutter.  Gather up the excess dough and save it for re-rolling.  With a spatula, transfer the cookies to the cookie sheet.


Brush each cookie with egg white and sprinkle with sugar.


Bake for 8 minutes, until golden.  Let the cookies cool slightly on the cookie sheet and then transfer to wire racks to finish cooling.

Makes 3 dozen