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Sugar Cookies

Sugar CookiesSugar cookies are always fun to decorate during the holidays—eating and sharing them is even more fun!

Recipe Ingredients:

2 sticks (1 cup) softened butter
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1 large egg
3 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/4 teaspoon salt

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. In a large bowl combine softened butter, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, almond extract, egg and blend together.
  3. In a second medium bowl add flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, salt and whisk.
  4. Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture.
  5. Stir just to combine.
  6. Divide dough in half. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  7. On a lightly floured surface, roll each half to 1/4 inch thickness.
  8. Cut the cookies into your desired shapes with cookie cutters.
  9. Place them on lightly oiled or parchment paper lined baking sheets. Separate them by about an inch.
  10. Next, sprinkle the shapes with granulated or colored sugar.
  11. Bake in a preheated oven at 375°F (190°C) for 7 to 8 minutes, until edges are light brown.
  12. Remove from baking sheets to cool on wire racks.

Makes 2 1/2 to 3 dozen cookies.

Recipe provided courtesy of HolidayKitchen.tv. Photograph property of CooksRecipes.com.