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This recipe makes cookies perfect for decorating with Royal Icing or any simple glaze.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, February 1996



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  • mjk
    12 JUN, 2014
    I browsed about a dozen recipes before deciding on this one. Thank you! I love it. I did make one adjustment though. First, it's only me here so I cut the recipe in half. Well I don't have vanilla extract so I mixed a half tablespoon of honey with a half tablespoon of heavy cream. A quick taste test said it was okay, so I added it in. Yummy!
  • MS112592209
    15 FEB, 2012
    If your batter is too dry, then try adding 2 tbsp of milk. I did this and the cookies out wonderfully! Will definitely make these again.
  • Galeongirl
    2 FEB, 2011
    the photo states: also pictured are Chocolate and Gingerbread cookies. you can make them any color you want with some food coloring.
  • MS10843995
    12 FEB, 2009
    They are different colored cookies because this same picture is used for Martha's Chocolate Cookies recipe.
  • snellgrovek
    7 FEB, 2009
    Why are some caramel colored, some white and some chocolate?
  • sinlessbeauty116
    17 AUG, 2008
    very easy to make =)
  • twoladybugs
    3 AUG, 2008
    Our family LOVES these! I've never been able to make the perfect cut sugar cookie until I tried this recipe and watched the video. It turns out I was always trying to roll my dough to thin. I can't wait to dazzle everyone with Christmas trees this upcoming holiday season! :-)
  • CutuElla
    3 MAY, 2008
    Easy to do, my 2 year old baby boy LOVED THEM!!
  • MS12089674
    12 FEB, 2008
    I've used this recipe since 1998 for my large sugar cookies, it came with my Martha Cookie Decorating Kit. I don't know how many times I've given this recipe to friends. Everyone loves it! I've found it easy to work with.
  • jilljo
    11 FEB, 2008
    Is it just me or is this dough difficult to work with? Mine turned out very dry and crumbly and was a challenge to roll out. It tastes good but more trouble than it's worth.

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