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Cracked Sugar Cookies


Here's a favorite sugar cookie recipe that is my Grandma's. I love making this during the Christmas season using holiday sprinkles--but it's delightful any time of year! 

2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 cup butter or margarine
1 1/4 cups sugar
3 egg yolks
1 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat over to 350 degrees. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray. In small bowl, sift together flour, baking soda and cream of tartar. In large mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar until fluffy. Add egg yolks one at a time. Mix in vanilla. Gradually add flour mixture to creamed mixture, beating well after each addition. 

Shape dough into balls using level tablespoon for each ball. Dip balls into sugar sprinkles. Place balls 2 inches apart on prepared pans. Do NOT flatten. Bake for 12 minutes or until lightly golden around the edges. Cool on baking racks. Cookies will crinkle as they cool. Makes 36 cookies.
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