the best sugar cookie

★★★★★ 2
By Lora DiGs
from STATEN Island, NY

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!

★★★★★ 2
serves makes about 3 doz.lg.cookies
prep time 1 Hr
cook time 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For the best sugar cookie

  • 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

How To Make the best sugar cookie

  • 1
    In 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.
  • 2
    Preheat 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.
  • 3
    Place cookies on greased or parchment paper lined cookie sheets. Bake 12-15 minutes (DEPENDN ON UR OVEN) or until edges are lightly browned. Cool Completely.
  • 4
    Once cookies are cooled completely you can then decorate with cookie icing and let dry n set overnight. AND THEN ENJOY!
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