This cookie recipe includes many easy variations to the traditional butter cookie.
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter softened
2 large Land O Lakes® Eggs
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Heat oven to 400°F.
Combine sugar, butter and eggs in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add all remaining ingredients; beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed.
Divide dough in half; prepare desired variations using half of dough for each variation. Bake 7-10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
Cinnamon ‘N Sugar: Shape rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into 1-inch balls; dip in mixture of 2 tablespoons sugar and 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon or decorator sugar. Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.
Cherry Chocolate Bits: Stir in 1/4 cup chopped or grated semi-sweet chocolate. Shape rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into 1-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Press 1 drained maraschino cherry half into center of each ball.
Coconut Balls: Stir in 1/2 cup flaked coconut. Shape rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into 1-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. After baking, dip in powdered sugar to coat.
Spice Drops: Shape rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into 1-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Press cut spice gumdrops into each ball.
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MY FAMILY LOVES THIS RECIPE! Before I get the second batch out of the oven, the first batch is gone. I really like the fact that it's a basic recipe that allows me to be more creative. I have made this a lot over the years and it has always been a hit. My fathers-in-law said the plain version tasted just like the recipe his grandmother used to make that they called Tea cakes. These are great to take to a cookie swap party because 'they make such a large batch and with so many variations, there's a taste for everyone. I made them for a cookie swap at work and made plain, cinnamon/sugar, decorative sugar & coconut/powdered sugar. These were they only cookies there to go quickly, even over the homemade chocolate chip. This recipe is a staple in my recipe collection and I share it every chance I get. Thank you Land O Lakes!
Tried Cinnamon n' Sugar variation as well. Want a stronger cinnamon taste. Will increase cinnamon next time.
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