Basic Sugar Cookies
You know the holidays are fast approaching when the aroma of freshly made sugar cookies fills the room.
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
- Cream together butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Beat in egg and vanilla. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt. Slowly add flour mixture to butter mixture. Cover and chill for 2 hours.
- Roll out chilled dough on floured surface to about 1/8-inch thick and cut into desired shapes.
- Place on ungreased baking sheets and bake for 6 to 7 minutes or until lightly browned.
Cool on the sheets about 1 minute before moving to racks. Decorate as desired.
Makes 2 dozen cookies.