Old-Fashioned Sugar Cookies

Old-Fashioned Sugar Cookies

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  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    -inch


Ingredients

  • 3

    cups all-purpose flour

  • 1

    teaspoon baking soda

  • ¼

    teaspoon salt

  • cups granulated sugar

  • ¼

    cup packed light-brown sugar

  • 1

    tablespoon finely grated lemon zest, plus 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

  • 1

    cup unsalted butter, (2 sticks), softened

  • 2

    large eggs

  • Sanding sugar, for sprinkling

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sift flour, baking soda, and salt into a bowl; set aside. 2. Put sugars and lemon zest in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix on medium speed 30 seconds. Add butter; mix until pale and fluffy, about 1 minute. Mix in eggs, 1 at a time, and then the lemon juice. Reduce speed; gradually add flour mixture, and mix until just combined. 3. Scoop dough using a 2-inch ice cream scoop; space cookies 2 inches apart on parchment-lined baking sheets. Flatten cookies slightly with a spatula. Sprinkle tops with sanding sugar, then lightly brush with a wet pastry brush; sprinkle with more sanding sugar. 4. Bake cookies until golden, about 15 minutes. Let cool on sheets on wire racks for 5 minutes. Transfer cookies to racks using a spatula; let cool completely. Cookies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature up to 3 days.


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