Prep 2 hrs
Cook 8 mins
This classic recipe is from Tupperware. I have used it for 20 + years with good result. I have tried other but always make a batch of these for Christmas.
- 1 1⁄2 cups confectioners' sugar
- 1 cup butter
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1⁄2 teaspoon almond extract
- 2 1⁄2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- colored sprinkles, and/or egg yolk paint
- Cream sugar and butter with a mixer until fluffy.
- Add egg and flavorings and mix well.
- Sift dry ingredients together and stir into creamed mixture.
- Store covered in refrigerator 2 to 3 hours.
- Preheat oven to 375º.
- Divide dough in half.
- Roll out on surface lightly dusted with confectioner's sugar.
- Cut with cookie cutters and place on ungreased cookie sheets.
- Bake for 7 to 8 minutes, until cookies begin turning a light brown at the edges.
- Cool, then decorate with egg yolk paint.
- EGG YOLK PAINT 1 egg yolk, beaten ¼ tsp.
- water Food coloring Prepare one recipe of egg yolk paint for every 2 colors desired.
- Combine egg yolk and water and mix well.
- Divide into 2 small containers.
- Stir in food coloring.
- Keep tightly covered until ready for use.
- If paint thickens, add a few drops of water.
- Paint as desired for a colored glaze, and add colored sprinkles.
Really good recipe! This is by far the best sugar cookie recipe I have tried. I use small cookie cutters so my daughter can have a good amount of cookies without really having too much cookies. Baking it at 350 for 7 minutes exactly makes the cookies come out really soft, almost like the sugar cookies you buy at the grocery stores. A+!
This is my default cookie recipe. I had no idea where it came from, but I always get RAVES over it. I use it with frosting Frosting for Cookies. They're fabulous!
I misplaced my MIL's sugar cut out recipe, so I went looking for one on RZ, and found this - which I believe is the exact same, although my cookies seemed to puff up a lot more than MILs - maybe she doesn't have the baking soda in hers? Anyway, the taste is delicious, and they always cut out pretty easily. We make a conf. sugar glaze/frosting and cover with holiday sugar/candies.