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best sugar cookies ever

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
Deborah Frushon
West Des Moines, IA

My daughter came across this recipe a few years ago and we absolutely love these sugar cookies!

★★★★★ 2
serves Approximately 5 dozen cookies
method Bake

Ingredients For best sugar cookies ever

  • 1 1/2 c
    powdered sugar
  • 1 c
    butter, softened
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp
    almond extract
  • 1
  • 2 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
    cream of tartar
  • 2 c
    powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    almond extract

How To Make best sugar cookies ever

  • 1
    In large bowl, beat 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar and the butter with electric mixer on medium speed. Stir in vanilla, 1/2 tsp. almond extract and egg. Stir in flour, baking soda and cream of tartar. Cover and refrigerate about 2 hours or until firm.
  • 2
    Heat oven to 375 F. On lightly floured cloth-covered surface, roll half of dough at a time 1/8 inch thick. Cut into desired shapes. On ungreased cookie sheets, place 2 inches apart.
  • 3
    Bake 7 - 8 minutes or until light brown. Remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Cool completely.
  • 4
    Mix glaze ingredients until smooth and desired spreading consistency, adding a few drops milk if needed. Spread glaze over cookies. Sprinkle with sugars or decorations. Makes about 5 dozen cookies.

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