Granny’s Sugar Cookies – by Tupperware

Published by Tupperware in the early 1960s.


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup margarine
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt.
  3. Whisk to mix well.
  4. In a small saucepan, melt butter and add sugar stirring until the mixture thins.
  5. Add the butter and sugar mixture to the mixing bowl.
  6. Mix the dough with a fork.
  7. In a small bowl or custard cup, beat the egg and add the vanilla.
  8. Add this mixture to the dough.
  9. Mix dough by hand or fork until you can form a ball.
  10. Lightly flour your rolling pin.
  11. Roll doug out on a lightly floured pastry sheet or countertop – do not roll too thin!
  12. If dough cracks and looks dry, you may beat another egg and drizzle a little of it onto the dough. Be careful. Too much will make the dough sticky.
  13. If the dough is too hot, let cool before attempting to roll out.
  14. Cookie cutters need to be dipped in flour before EACH use.
  15. Keep your rolling pin and work surface lightly floured while working the dough.
  16. Bake cookies at 400 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes.
  17. Let the cookies set onthe sheet until they can be removed without breaking – they need to be warm when you remove them.
  18. Place them in a sealed tupperware container until cool enough to frost. – The warm cookies sealed in teh container will keep them moist instead of hard.
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