Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies in a Jar

Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies in a Jar

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"I made some if these as Christmas gifts to give this year. I can't wait to see how they turn out."

Ingredients

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 180 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 8.2 g
  • 13%
  • Carbs:
  • 24.5g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 2.2 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 36 mg
  • 12%
  • Sodium:
  • 140 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; set aside. In a 1 quart large mouth jar, layer the sugar on the bottom and the flour mixture on top. Attach a tag with the following instructions:
  2. Empty the contents of the jar into a large bowl. Cut in 1 cup of softened butter until the mixture is crumbly. In a separate bowl, beat 2 eggs, 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1/2 teaspoon of lemon extract until light and fluffy. Pour into the dry ingredients and mix until well blended. Cover bowl and chill for 1 hour.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/4 inch in thickness. Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters. Place cookies 1 1/2 inches apart onto cookie sheets.
  4. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, until edges begin to brown. You can decorate them with sugar before baking of frost after baking.
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I would have given this recipe 5 stars except the cookies baked up puffier than you would expect for a roll-out sugar cookie, and so the shapes were distorted. This makes a wonderfully flavorful...

I really liked this recipe. But I did make a few changes: I replaced the lemon extract with almond essence, and I added a dash of nutmeg. The consistency was just right. The cookies do puff u...

I have tried many cookie jar recipes. This one is great! I always try the recipe before I give it to friends. Made these cookies with my 3 and 4 year old. It looks crumbly after you mix it, b...