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       Title: Deluxe Roll-Out Sugar Cookies
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 60 servings
  
   1 1/2 c  Powdered sugar
       1 c  Butter or margarine
            ; (2 sticks) softened
       1    Egg
       1 ts Vanilla
   2 1/2 c  All-purpose flour
       1 ts Baking soda
            Colored sugar to decorate
            -cookies
            ; optional
            Frosting; optional
  
   Recipe by: St. Louis Post-Dispatch 12/2/96 Sift powdered sugar. Mix
   thoroughly with butter, egg, and vanilla. Blend in flour and baking soda.
   Form the dough into a ball; wrap it in plastic wrap. Place in freezer for 2
   to 3 hours or refrigerate overnight.
   
   Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Divide the dough into three portions.
   Refrigerate two portions as you roll out the third 1/8- to 1/4-inch thick
   on a floured surface. (If the dough warms up, it doesn't roll out as
   well.)Cut into desired shapes. Place on a lightly greased cookie sheet. If
   you do not plan to frost the cookies, sprinkle with colored sugar. Bake
   1/8-inch-thick cookies 6 to 8 minutes, 1/4-inch-thick cookies 8 to 10
   minutes. Cookies are done when top looks dry and edges begin to turn light
   brown. Do not overbake.
   
   Immediately remove cookies from baking sheet; let cool on wire racks. Frost
   or decorate as desired.
   
   Yield: about 5 dozen cookies, depending on size of cookie cutters.
   
   Tester’s note: A traditional recipe with a sweet taste and crisp texture.
   Perfect with a hot cup of tea or coffee.
   
   Martha J. Price, East Middle School, Alton.
  
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