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An easy-to-make sugar cookie can be jazzed up with decorations such as sprinkles and nuts. SUBMITTED PHOTO 11/28/22

Preheat oven 325 degrees

Cream together and then set aside:

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter

1 1/2 cups granulated sugar

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla


Whisk together in separate bowl:

2 cups all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon cream of tartar

Gradually add dry ingredients to butter mixture.

Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.

Form dough into 1” balls at least 2” apart and place on cookie sheets. Do not flatten them — they will flatten themselves during baking.

Bake 325 degrees for 10 to 13 minutes. After baking, let the cookies set on cookie sheet 1-2 minutes before removing them from the cookie sheet. Remove from cookie sheet while still warm and soft. Cool on rack. They will become firm when cool.

If desired, cinnamon or nutmeg can be added to the recipe.

*After cooled, an option is to make a glaze with powdered sugar and milk and then add sprinkles, coconut or crushed nuts to top before glaze hardens.

Makes about 6 dozen cookies.

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