Sugar Cookies

Next up are my Aunt Margaret's Sugar Cookies. These are the traditional sugar cut-outs that we know and love so well and the ones I grew up on. I look forward to making these every year. I think what sets this recipe apart from others is the almond extract and it really adds a beautiful flavor to the cookie.

Sugar Cookies (Cut Outs)

1 ½ cups confectioners sugar
1 cup butter or margarine
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
½ tsp. almond extract
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. cream of tartar
1 tsp. baking soda

1. Preheat oven to 375

2. Mix sugar, margarine, egg, vanilla and almond extract.  

3. Mix in flour, soda, and cream of tartar.  Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours. 

4. Divide dough in half.  Roll each half to 3/16 thick on lightly floured board.  

5. Cut into shapes.

6. Bake until edges are light brown. 7-8 minutes.

Makes about 5 dozen cookies.


  1. Looks like another yummy recipe! It's so hard being on a diet during the holidays. I've definitely been cheating a a little these past couple weeks. :)

  2. Nothing beats sugar cookies!!! I like how you sprinkle them before; it makes them fuse to the cookies!

  3. These might be my favorite cookie ever! So simple yet so yummy - especially when the edges are crispy and the insides are squishy. YUM!


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