Rating: 3.91 stars
523 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 203
  • 4 star values: 155
  • 3 star values: 97
  • 2 star values: 51
  • 1 star values: 17

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.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Beat butter and granulated sugar with a mixer on medium-high speed until pale and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Reduce speed to low. Add flour mixture, and beat until combined. Proceed with variations:

    Thumbprints and Ball Cookies

    Shaped Icebox Cookies

    Layered Icebox Cookies

    Glazed Spritz Cookies

    Cutout Cookies

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Reviews (5)

523 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 203
  • 4 star values: 155
  • 3 star values: 97
  • 2 star values: 51
  • 1 star values: 17
Rating: Unrated
08/21/2017
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!!
Rating: Unrated
01/23/2014
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.
Rating: 3 stars
12/23/2013
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.
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Rating: Unrated
12/01/2013
Any clue on what temperature to cook these at and for how long?
Rating: Unrated
12/02/2012
Going traditional this Christmas & Martha's helping me the whole way.