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My mother's sugar cookies

Sugar cookies Sugar cookie dough is rolled into balls, dropped onto a dish of sugar, then flattened with a glass to make even discs. (Food Styling / Sheryl Julian and Karoline Boehm Goodnick; Globe Staff Photo / Mark Wilson)
December 12, 2007

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Makes about 48 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature 2/3 cup granulated sugar 1 egg, lightly beaten 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 1/2 cups flour Pinch of salt Extra sugar (for rolling) 1. In an electric mixer, cream the butter until soft. Add the sugar and beat until it is incorporated. (Full article: 252 words)

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