The Best Sugar Cookie

4
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

How to Make The Best Sugar Cookie

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!

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About The Best Sugar Cookie

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