Cracked Sugar Cookies

We love sugar cookies. We love snickerdoodles. This recipe is a little bit of both. While the recipe does not call for it, I like to roll each ball in colored sugar before baking. Being able to choose colors that match the occasion is a plus.

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  • 1 1/4 cups white sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Lightly grease 2 cookie sheets.

Cream together sugar and butter. Beat in egg yolks and vanilla.

Add flour, baking soda, and cream of tartar. Stir.

Form dough into walnut size balls and place 2 inches apart on cookie sheet. Don't flatten. Bake 10 to 11 minutes, until tops are cracked and just turning color.

Yields abt 2 dozen cookies.
Original recipe HERE

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