Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 55 mins
Cook 25 mins

When I was 18 my friend Ann's parents owned a cafe in our small town (Uniontown, WA). One day she brought over the best sugar cookies I have ever tasted! I had to have the recipe...

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix together butter, sugar, egg, vanilla, and almond extract in a large bowl.
  2. In another bowl stir together flour, soda, and cream of tartar.
  3. Slowly add the dry mixture to the wet ingredients.
  4. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  5. Preheat oven to 375.
  6. Divide dough in half.
  7. On a lightly floured surface roll each half to 3/16 of an inch.
  8. Cut out shapes as desired and sprinkle with sugar.
  9. Bake on cookie sheets for about 8 minutes.
Most Helpful

5 5

IMO - these cookies have perfect sugar cookie flavor, not too sweet and not too plain. They are light vs. being dense. I always undercook my cookies, since I always seem to burn them LOL! I baked them for about 6.5 minutes. PERFECT golden brown bottoms :) Thanks for posting this recipe!!! :)

4 5

I made these twice now and they are a hit but not as soft as I would like them to be.

5 5

Fantastic! They don't have the funny taste that some sugar cookies and snickerdoodles do.