Saturday, December 26, 2009

The Best Sugar Cookies of All Time

My mom makes these sugar cookies every single year for Christmas, and I have never found a recipe that beats it.  Later I will post the frosting for the cookies as well.  Seriously.  Try them.  It will be unlike anything you have ever tried before.  They are from a very old Betty Crocker's Cookbook.

Deluxe Sugar Cookies
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
Granulated sugar

Mix thoroughly butter, confectioners' sugar, egg, vanilla and almond extract. Blend in flour soda and cream of tartar. Cover; chill 2 to 3 hours.

Heat over to 375 degrees. Divide dough in half. Roll each half 3/16 inch thick on lightly floured cloth covered board. Cut into desired shapes; sprinkle with granulated sugar. Place on lightly greased baking sheet. Bake 7 to 8 minutes or until light brown on edge.

5 dozen 2 to 2 1/2-inch cookies
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