The Best Sugar Cookie

Lora DiGs

By
@ansky714

These are just a GREAT cookie can be used for any type of decorated cookie. I already made 3 batches after Thanksgiving because everyone loves them....and makes a nice show when decorated!

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
Serves:
makes about 3 doz.lg.cookies
Prep:
1 Hr
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

1 c
butter, softened
1/2 c
shortening (i use butter flavored)
2 c
white sugar
4
eggs
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1 tsp
almond extract
5 c
all purpose flour
2 tsp
baking powder
1 tsp
salt

COOKIE ICING

1 c
confectioners' sugar
2-3 tsp
milk
2 tsp
lite corn syrup
1/2 tsp
almond extract
assorted food coloring

Step-By-Step

1In a large bowl cream together butter, shortening and white sugar until smooth. Beat in Eggs and both vanilla n almond extracts. Mix in flour, baking powder n salt. Cover n chill AN HOUR TO OVERNITE.
2Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Roll out 1/2 the dough (keep other half in fridge) on a flat surface sprinkled w/confectioners sugar. (also on rolling pin) Roll out to 1/4 - 1/2 inch thickness. Cut into desired shapes.
3Place cookies on greased or parchment paper lined cookie sheets. Bake 15 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool Completely.
4Once cookies are cooled completely you can then decorate with cookie icing and let dry n set overnight. AND THEN ENJOY!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #butter, #delicious, #sugar