Thursday, November 12, 2009

Sugar Cookie Cut-Outs

This cookie takes a bit more time to make, but it's fun to make and decorate. My mom has been using this recipe (from her Betty Crocker cookbook) for years, and it's the one I like, as well. The only difference is that Mom omits the almond extract, and I include it.

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Sugar Cookies

  • 1-1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 egg
  • 2-1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar

Mix powdered sugar, butter, vanilla, almond extract, and egg. Stir in remaining ingredients. Cover and refrigerate at least 3 hours.

Heat oven to 375F. Divide dough into halves. Roll each half 3/16 inch thick on lightly floured surface. Cut into desired shapes. Place on lightly greased (or non-stick) cookie sheet. Decorate with sprinkles, colored sugars, etc., as desired. Bake until edges are light brown, 7 to 8 minutes.

Makes about 5 dozen 2-inch cookies.

1 comment :

  1. Thanks for posting this recipe! I just signed up to bring Sugar Cookies for my daughter's Thanksgiving party at preschool. Perfect timing!!!


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