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For tinted cookies, add drops of gel-paste food coloring once the flour is incorporated. If you'd like to try a variation, see what ingredients to add: Spice Cookie Dough, Chocolate Cookie Dough, Citrus Cookie Dough.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2010
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  • nancycas5230983
    21 AUG, 2017
    This recipe is great, I just added 1-cup roughly chopped pecans and 1 cup raw oatmeal and just added drops on to the baking sheets same time of cooking and are very delicious!!
  • LOLOlainer
    1 DEC, 2013
    Any clue on what temperature to cook these at and for how long?
    • MS12090559
      7 NOV, 2014
      what temperature do you bake the chocolate sugar cookies......not listed with recipe
  • Elsie F
    23 JAN, 2014
    These dough recipes make a crunchy cookie, more hard than tender, which is not necessarily a bad thing. Beware: the proportion of sugar is so high that the cookies can become overdone and burnt VERY quickly, so you must keep an eye on them in the oven. I had to toss a few (or a MANY) charred cookies from each batch before I got the timing down.
  • seritav
    23 DEC, 2013
    These cookies are SO DRY. I tried to use it for thumbprints as suggested and half of them just broke into pieces because the dough was so dry. I would not suggest this recipe ESPECIALLY for thumbprints.
  • NikkiNicole
    2 DEC, 2012
    Going traditional this Christmas & Martha's helping me the whole way.

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