Maine Recipes: Sugar Cookies

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Sugar Cookies
A Christmas Classic!

* 2/3 cup sugar, * 11 tablespoons butter, * 3 1/2 cups flour, * 1 egg

Cream butter and sugar. Add the egg. Mix until smooth. Add flour and mix until combined. Roll dough a quarter-inch thick and cut into desired shapes. Bake at 350 degrees until edges are brown (about 8 to 10 minutes). If decorating with colored sugar, decorate cookies before baking. If using icing, wait until cookies cool before decorating.

To make Icing:
mix 1 egg white with 1 pound of powdered sugar. Add desired food coloring.

  Source: Carol Thompson, The Pastry Garden, Rockland