Wonderful Sugar Cookies
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- Ready In:
- 1 1⁄2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 cup butter or 1 cup margarine, softened
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1⁄2 teaspoon almond extract
- 1 large egg
- 2 1⁄2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
- Cream butter and sugars together; add egg, vanilla and almond extract.
- Combine flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and add dry mixture, mix all together.
- Bake at 350° for about 6-9 minutes.
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I made these cookies last night as Christmas gifts for my friends. I could't even get past not eating the dough...and when they came out of the oven I was already munching on them! My 18 month old son liked them too! The vanilla and almond extract really added to the flavor I think, though I probably would like them just a little bit sweeter. The first batch came out nice and soft but the second batch, which I used less dough, came out crispy. I definitely would advise to cook them only six minutes and make sure you use enough dough. These were really good, thank you! My friends enjoyed them!
This is my hubby's very favorite Christmas cookie. I found the recipe over 30 years ago and made a batch and he ate the whole batch in one sitting! So I quadrupeled (sp?!) the recipe and made it four more times that year! That's a lotta cookies! It became a big family project baking and frosting and decorating 'Daddies cookies' for the kids and I every year. Now that the kids are all gone, he is lucky if I make him one single batch of them a year! Anybody who is looking for a melt in your mouth, absolutely delicious roll out sugar cookie is sure to adore these. One word of caution is to not to roll them too thin, or over bake them and to handle them carefully as they break easily. I have also tinted the cookie dough prior to baking with food coloring in the hopes DH wouldn't insist on frosting on them. Nope...gotta be frosted! This is a wonderful cookie that deserves more than five stars.
These cookies are good, but just not what I expected .. the butter/flour ratio is not high so the cookies are thin and chewy .. I followed the recipe to a T, and added some chocolate to about half the dough .. although they do taste great I would not make them again because I like my cookies with more flour .. thank you for sharing..
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<p>My name is Lisa, my husband, 3 kids, 2 toy poodles and a huge maine coon make our home in Redmond, Oregon. I adore cooking and love trying new recipes.</p>