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Frosted Mitten Sugar Cookies

Frosted Mitten Sugar Cookies

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  • Makes: 8 to 10 servings
  • Yield: 8 to 10 3-1/2- to 4-inch cookies
  • Prep 1 hr
  • Chill 1 hr
  • Bake 11 mins per batch

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  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, cardamom, allspice or nutmeg (optional)
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • Your favorite frosting (Royal Icing or Butter Cream)


  1. In a medium bowl, stir together flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, salt and, if you like, cinnamon; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, beat butter with an electric mixer on medium speed for 1 minute. Add sugar; beat for 2 minutes, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Add egg and vanilla; beat for 2 minutes. With mixer running on low speed, slowly add half of the flour mixture and beat until just combined. Using a wooden spoon, stir in the remaining flour mixture.
  3. Knead dough gently in bowl until it just comes together. Divide dough in half and form each half into a 4-inch disk. Wrap each disk in plastic wrap. Chill dough in the refrigerator about 1 hour or until easy to handle.
  4. Line 2 large cookie sheets with parchment paper; set aside.
  5. On a lightly floured surface, roll one of the dough disks with a floured rolling pin until about 1/4-inch thick. (Keep the other disk in the refrigerator until needed.) Cut dough with a 3-1/2- to 4-inch mitten-shaped cookie cutter or desired shape cutter. Reroll scraps as necessary.
  6. Bake, one cookie sheet at a time, in a 350 degree F oven for 11 to 13 minutes or until cookie edges are firm and bottoms are lightly brown. Cool cookies on parchment paper-lined sheet for 1 minute. Transfer cookies to wire racks; cool. Repeat with remaining dough.
  7. Frost cooled cookies with your favorite frosting. Makes 8 to 10, 3-1/2- to 4-inch cookies.

Nutrition Facts

(Frosted Mitten Sugar Cookies)

Servings Per Recipe 8, Riboflavin (mg) 0, Fat, total (g) 23, Thiamin (mg) 0, carb. (g) 63, pro. (g) 5, vit. A (IU) 534, cal. (kcal) 482, Potassium (mg) 73, sugar (g) 32, sodium (mg) 264, iron (mg) 2, calcium (mg) 10, fiber (g) 1, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 0, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1, Folate (µg) 77, Monounsaturated fat (g) 5, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, sat. fat (g) 13, Niacin (mg) 2, chol. (mg) 72

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