Chewy Sugar Cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ¼ cups margarine
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 2eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup white sugar for decoration
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.

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  • Step 2

    In a large bowl, cream together the margarine and 2 cups sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then the vanilla. Gradually stir in the dry ingredients until just blended.

  • Step 3

    Wrap dough with plastic wrap and chill for 30 minutes to 1 hour.

  • Step 4

    Roll the dough into walnut-sized balls and roll the balls in remaining 1/4 cup of sugar. Place cookies 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets and flatten slightly.

  • Step 5

    Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, until lightly browned at the edges. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

  • Tips

    The magazine version of this recipe uses butter instead of margarine.

    Cook's Notes:

    Substituting butter in this recipe definitely adds a nice flavor.

    I also sometimes add almond extract for a different flavor.

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