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Can you freeze butter sugar cookies?
Freeze undecorated cookies, layered between waxed paper, in freezer containers. To use, thaw and decorate as desired.
Butter Sugar Cookies Tips
What kind of butter should you use to make butter sugar cookies?
In general, if a cookie recipe calls for an unspecified type of butter and salt, it’s safe to assume you should opt for unsalted butter. Here’s a more detailed breakdown of the difference between salted vs. unsalted butter
Butter is the ideal fat for cookies because it adds the best flavor. However, stick margarine (with at least 80% fat content) and shortening will also yield good results. All three fats tenderize, add moisture, carry flavor and provide richness to cookies, so it all comes down to your recipe or personal preference.
Avoid whipped, tub, soft, liquid or reduced-fat butter products as they contain air and water and will produce flat, tough cookies.
How can you tell when butter sugar cookies are done baking?
Bake the cookies until set and just until the edges begin to brown. Be careful not to overbake as this will yield cookies that are hard and crispy instead of soft.
How do you store butter sugar cookies ?
These sugar cookies will taste best stored in a well-sealed container for up to 3 days. You can also freeze the cookies
—just don't decorate them yet (see above). When you're ready to make the cookies, thaw, decorate and bake. For even more cookie tips, check our guide to baking cookies
—Amy Glander, Taste of Home Book Editor
1 cookie: 80 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 74mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.