Homemade Slice and Bake Sugar Cookies

Course : Cookies
Serves: 4
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2 cups butter or margarine
2 cups granulated sugar
3 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon lemon extract
6 cups unbleached flour
1 teaspoon baking soda

Preparation / Directions:

Cut four 14" x 12" pieces of waxed paper or plastic wrap. Set aside. In a bowl, cream butter or margarine with the sugar. Beat in vanilla and lemon extracts and eggs until light and fluffy. In a bowl, combine flour and baking soda. Stir flour mixture into egg and butter mixture; blend well. Divide the dough into 4 pieces. Shape each piece into an 8" - 10" roll. Wrap rolls in waxed paper. Place the rolls in a rectangular freezer container with a tight fitting lid, or into a large freezer zip-lock bag, or wrap well in a piece of heavy duty aluminum foil. Label with date and contents. Store in freezer. Use within 6 months. To prepare cookies: Slightly thaw one roll of sugar cookie dough. Preheat oven to 350ΓΈ. Cut the dough into 1/4" thick slices. Arrange cut pieces on lightly greased cookie sheets, placing about 1/2" apart. Sprinkle with additional granulated sugar, if desired. Bake for about 8-10 minutes, or until the edges just begin to brown. Remove from oven and cool on wire racks. Makes about 3 dozen cookies. Makes 4 rolls of cookie dough, or enough for about 12 dozen cookies.


Nutritional Information:

1857 Calories (kcal); 95g Total Fat; (45% calories from fat); 23g Protein; 233g Carbohydrate; 389mg Cholesterol; 1294mg Sodium

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