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Old-Fashioned Sugar Cookies

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Ingredients
  Butter 1 Cup (16 tbs), softened
  Egg 1
  All purpose flour 3 1⁄2 Cup (56 tbs)
  Baking powder 1 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Baking soda 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Ground cinnamon 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground nutmeg 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Sugar 1 Tablespoon
Directions

Cream butter; gradually add 1 cup sugar, beating until light and fluffy.
Add egg, beat well.
Combine flour, baking powder, soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg, add to creamed mixture, mixing until blended.
Tint with food coloring, if desired.
Cover and chill dough.
Work with one-fourth of dough at a time, store remainder in refrigerator.
Place dough on a lightly greased cookie sheet, roll out to 1/4-inch thickness.
Cut dough with floured cookie cutter, leaving 1 to 2 inches between each cookie.
Remove excess dough from cookie sheet, combine with remaining dough in refrigerator.
Repeat procedure with remaining dough.
Sprinkle cookies with additional sugar before baking.
Decorate cookies with colored sugar sprinkles, if desired.
Bake at 350° for 10 to 12 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned.
Cool on cookie sheets 3 to 5 minutes, remove from cookie sheets, and cool completely on wire racks.
Repeat procedure with remaining dough.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cookie
Servings: 
6

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