Clas­sic Sugar Cook­ies

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Hands-on time: 10 min­utes

To­tal time: 40 min­utes

Makes: about 50 cook­ies

Feel free to use your favourite cookie cut­ters to make a va­ri­ety of shapes—the size can af­fect the bak­ing time, though, so keep a close eye on your cook­ies when they’re in the oven.

1 batch Clas­sic Sugar Cookie Dough

(see recipe above)

Be­tween waxed pa­per or on lightly floured work sur­face, roll out dough to ¼-inch thick­ness. Us­ing 2-inch round cookie cut­ter, cut out rounds, rerolling scraps as nec­es­sary. Ar­range, 1 inch apart, on greased or parch­ment pa­per–lined rim­less bak­ing sheets.

Bake, 1 sheet at a time, in 375°F oven un­til bot­toms and edges are pale golden, about 10 min­utes. Let cool on pans for 1 minute; trans­fer di­rectly to racks to cool com­pletely. (Make-ahead: Store in air­tight con­tainer for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 2 weeks.)

PER COOKIE: about 64 cal, 1 g pro, 3 g to­tal fat (2 g sat. fat), 9 g carb (trace di­etary fi­bre, 4 g sugar), 11 mg chol, 24 mg sodium, 9 mg potas­sium. % RDI : 2% iron, 3% vit A, 6% fo­late.

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