Sugar-Dipped Butter Cookies

Sugar-Dipped Butter Cookies Recipe
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26 Reviews
A simple butter cookie recipe with a sweet crunch on top, these butter cookies are sure to please.
25 min
Prep Time
1:00
Total Time
60 cookies

Ingredients

2 cups
sugar
3/4 cup
*Land O Lakes® Unsalted Butter, softened
1
large Land O Lakes® Egg
2 cups
all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon
baking powder
1/4 teaspoon
salt
 
Water
 
*Substitute Land O Lakes® Salted Butter.

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 375°F.
  2. Combine 1 cup sugar and 3/4 cup butter in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add egg; continue beating until well mixed. Add flour, baking powder and salt; beat at low speed until well mixed.
  3. Place remaining 1 cup sugar in another bowl.
  4. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Dip top of each ball into water, then into sugar. Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 8-14 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.

Recipe Tips

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories
60
Cholesterol
10mg
Carbohydrates
10g
Protein
1g
Fat
2.5g
Sodium
20mg
Dietary Fiber
0g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

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I too made these little hockey pucks used both granulated sugar on top and rainbow sprinkles, they were yummy, but need to have coffee with them, so to soften, I doubled the size and made them more blonde, still like biscotti. Just bought an oven thermometer! Thanks, I thought it was just me!!

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I've made these 2 times now...they came out awesome for me. :) take them out when they're light gold on the bottom and start to crack on the top. 11 minutes for my oven.... My husband loves them. They stayed nice and soft for me....also for the people who said they came out flat, I've learned to use my old cookie sheets that I have used a lot, I have some newer ones and whenever I use those for cookies, the cookies always spread. I don't know if it's the nonstick stuff that is put on them, but my older beat-up cookie sheets work way better.

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I've made these 2 times now...they came out awesome for me. :) take them out when they're light gold on the bottom and start to crack on the top. My husband loves them. They stay nice and soft for me....

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Thanks for the tip, Franchesca!

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If you want your cookies to soften I ALWAYS put cookies in a container with a lid, place a paper towel ( or tear paper towel in half then fold the half piece in half) ( you don't want it too thick), on top of cookies, and place a slice of bread (half slice works too) on top of the paper towel. close lid. and within a few hours or overnight the cookies will be soft. Once bread slice becomes hard simply replace with a fresh piece. Do Not place bread directly on the cookies or they will become so soft they'll fall apart when picked up.

Test Kitchen Comment
From: mallory
Thanks for the tip, Franchesca!
Posted December 19, 2014

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Hi Sandra, the cookies could have been baked a bit too long. Ovens vary in the temperature they run at, so it could be that your oven is running a little bit warm. Also, over-mixing the dough can cause them to turn out tough. Hope this helps!

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Make the cookies..easy recipe. Yes, saying divided sugar would help. I added a teaspoon of PURE almond oil and the taste was yummy. BUT...a day later the cookies were more than crunchy, I even stored them in a Tupperware. Hummmm, did I overtook them? Prefer recipe to give an exact time, there is a big differnce between 8-14min. Any help on the crunchiness?

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Too sweet even without the sugar on top. Hate to be a party pooper but my grandmothers are better.

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cookies turned out good right from oven but theN became hard as rocks. What did i do wrong?

Test Kitchen Comment
From: mallory
Hi Sandra, the cookies could have been baked a bit too long. Ovens vary in the temperature they run at, so it could be that your oven is running a little bit warm. Also, over-mixing the dough can cause them to turn out tough. Hope this helps!
Posted December 17, 2014

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Yes, you could freeze balls of cookie dough and then just remove the number of balls of cookie dough you want and bake them when needed. Remember to wrap the cookie dough in a freezer resealable plastic food bag.

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CAN YOU FREEZE THE DOUGH AND JUST MAKE A FEW AT A TIME?

Test Kitchen Comment
From: cindy
Yes, you could freeze balls of cookie dough and then just remove the number of balls of cookie dough you want and bake them when needed. Remember to wrap the cookie dough in a freezer resealable plastic food bag.
Posted November 17, 2014

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I love the cookies~I used these cookies as a base for my great grandson and put a topping of marshamallow and cream cheese blend and then topped them with fruit. He loved them and asks for them when he comes.

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For my taste buds, the dough needed another 1/4 tsp. salt. I also added 1/8 tsp. nutmeg to the flour mixture, subtle but, to me, a nice. addition Cookies are a bit bland, but baked up nicely. I like them a bit crispy and baked the slightly- larger- than- 1" balls for 15 minutes.

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This was soooo simple to make and super delicious!! So glad I saw it inside the butter box lol!

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Even though I didn't follow directions exactly, mixing ALL the sugar in with the butter, they were still yummy and extra crispy, but didn't, of course, look like the picture- LOL! The recipe should read "2 cups sugar, divided". I added a half teaspoon of vanilla, too. Also, I dipped some of the doughballs, in colored sugar, and others in cinnamon sugar.

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I just made these and they are easy and delicious. I actually dipped in green and red sugar to make them more festive for Christmas. They look great!!

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I made these cookies and they turned out hard and dry although they tasted good. Would prefer a softer cookie.

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These cookies are delicious! They are simple to make and my 3 year old daughter makes them with me! I agree with them being great Christmas cookies - I was going to do the same this year and use green and red sugar for the topping. I make mine into the 1" suggested balls and they turn out just like the above picture. If you make them too large they will expand. I soften my butter but don't melt it completely. I dip the top half of the rolled ball into water and then make sure the entire dipped part is dipped in the sugar. I do only use about 1/2 cup sugar to dip in but never have to clean mine out, it doesn't matter if it gets clumped a little, it bakes and melts in the sugar which gives it a delicious taste! I must disagree with the comments that say there is something the matter with this recipe because there isn't. They've came out the same way each time I've made them!

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Just made this a few days ago and they were excellent, and I will definitely be making them again. One tip I have for others is: when you are dipping the cookies in the sugar to only work with a few tablespoons of sugar at a time. It was not long before my sugar turned into wet sand and would not adhere to the dough.

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Easy recipe. I used my mixer and chilled the dough for about 10 minutes. I kept them small as suggested. No problems! I didn't use all the sugar for the topping. Delicious and simple.

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