Sugar Cookies

19Feb11

I first tried these at Emily’s house and thought they were awesome! The recipe is from our Aunt Bobbi. I think it’s a long time favorite in lots of families. I’ve tweaked the flavors a bit. Try them!

Ingredients

1 cup salted butter, softened
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 egg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/8 teaspoon salt
Granulated sugar for decoration

Directions

1. In a large bowl, cream together butter and powdered sugar until smooth. Beat in egg and stir in vanilla and almond extracts. Combine flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt. Blend into creamed mixture. Cover and chill for at least two hours.

2.Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Divide dough into two parts. On a lightly floured surface, roll one piece of dough out to 3/16 inch thickness. Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters. Gather scraps and roll again as needed. Place cookies 1 1/2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Sprinkle cookies with plain or colored granulated sugar. Repeat with remaining piece of dough.

3. Bake for 7-8 minutes in the preheated oven, until very lightly browned. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Makes about 3 dozen, depending on size


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