Recipe: Sugar Cookies

01 Dec  1 Recipes

Sugar Cookies: a Christmas staple. This is a great recipe that can be easily doubled or quadrupled, depending on if you know Cookie Monster or not.

Powdered Sugar………………………1 ½ cup
Butter (real)…………………………… 1 cup
Eggs……………………………………. 1 or 2
Almond Flavoring…………………….. 1 teaspoon
Vanilla…………………………………. 1 teaspoon
All purpose flour………………………. 2 ½ cups (1 cup cake-1 ½ cup bread)
Baking Soda……………………………. 1 teaspoon
Cream Of Tartar……………………….. 1 teaspoon
Salt……………………………………….. ½ teaspoon

Cream butter and sugar together, add egg if making cut-out cookies add an extra egg. Add flavorings. Sift baking soda and cream of tartar with flour. Mix just until flour mixture is absorbed. Bake at 350 degrees on greased baking pans, or parchment paper lined pans. Sprinkle with sugar and bake for 7-8 minutes. For cut-out cookies chill for a couple of hours or overnight. Roll out onto floured table (may use half flour and half powdered sugar for rolling) Do not roll too thick or use too much flour. Bake and frost and decorate when cool. Freezes well.

Double Batch:
Powdered sugar……….3 cups
Real Butter…………. 2 cups
Eggs…………………. 2 or 3
Almond flavoring…… 2 teaspoons
Vanilla………………. 2 teaspoons
Flour………………… 5 cups ( 2 c cake- 3 c bread)
Soda…………………. 2 teaspoons
Cream Of Tartar…… 2 teaspoons
Salt…………………… 1 teaspoon

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