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Texas Sugar Cookies

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I grew up knowing these as Swedish sugar cookies, though they are not at all Swedish. Therefore I’m renaming these crunchy on the top, tender on the inside babies Texas Sugar Cookies. They couldn’t come from anywhere else.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Butter, Softened
  • 1 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 whole Egg
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 2-½ cups All-purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • ½ teaspoons Cream Of Tartar
  • ½ teaspoons Salt

Preparation

Mix wet* ingredients (butter, sugar, egg, vanilla) until fluffy. Mix dry ingredients together in a separate bowl. Mix dry and moist ingredients together on low, just until batter comes together.

Form dough into 1-inch balls. Place balls 1 to 2 inches apart on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Flatten balls with the bottom of a glass dipped in sugar.

Bake at 325 degrees Fahrenheit until set. They’re best when taken out just before or at the beginning of turning slightly golden.

Pass out from the deliciousness. Yum!

*When baking, sugar is considered a wet ingredient

If you have any questions about how to make these, see the step-by-step photos on the corresponding blog post, linked just below the photo!

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Janice on 2.1.2020

The only thing missing is colored sanding sugar, yummy! I make these all year round and I think my husband & I have an addiction for these. This is an old recipe of my mother’s!! Yummy!

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gabi2111 on 4.30.2010

These cookies should be forbidden!!! Honestly….they are way to divine…heavenly…..SO yummy. Way to yummy. Problem is to not eat more then one should eat…sigh.
I changed however the butter to margarine and added some lemon juice.
Baked them yesterday….and have to bake them soon again.

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lauralea on 4.26.2010

These cookies are perfect. My momma used to make these growing up. I loved “smashing” them with the glass.

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mangiodasola on 4.26.2010

These cookies look like snickerdoodles without the cinnamon and sugar. They look fabulous!

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Teresa Perez on 4.23.2014

Great cookies! I don’t even like sugar cookies and these were wonderful (the dough was to die for). I rolled them in cinnamon and sugar so they were more like a snickerdoodle and they were a hit at my house with 4 teenage boys!

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msblue on 3.21.2014

Fantastic!!!!

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Kerry Daugherty on 12.14.2013

My husband loves sugar cookies, or the dough, which would be more accurate. These cookies were delicious, and passed the dough eating test. My only complaint is that after my husband ate part of the dough, there wasn’t enough to bake for the cookies. I sprinkled red and green sugar on them for Christmas.

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lcboisacq on 6.5.2012

Great recipe turns out consistent & reliable sugar cookies!!!

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Lanessa on 12.27.2011

Awesome! Gave them to everyone at my job as a Christmas gift and they loved them! My husband doesn’t even like sugar cookies and he actually liked this recipe.

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