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Deluxe Sugar Cookies Recipe
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Deluxe Sugar Cookies Recipe

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"Christmas cutouts signal the season for our family," relates field editor Dawn Fagerstrom of Warren, Minnesota. "Usually I 'paint' these with colorful icing - or if time's short, I simply sprinkle them with colored sugar."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:30 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 30 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2-1/2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 118 calories, 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 23 mg cholesterol, 106 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and extracts. Combine flour, baking soda and cream of tartar; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Chill for at least 1 hour or until easy to handle.
  2. Divide dough into fourth. On a surface lightly sprinkled with confectioners' sugar, roll out the dough to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut into desired shapes. Place on ungreased baking sheets. Repeat with the remaining dough. Bake at 350° for 7-8 minutes, or until the edges begin to brown. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 5 dozen (2-inch cookies).
Editor's Note: Cookies may be sprinkled with colored sugar before baking or frosted after being baked and cooled.
Originally published as Deluxe Sugar Cookies in Taste of Home December/January 1995, p13

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 118 calories, 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 23 mg cholesterol, 106 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

Reviews for Deluxe Sugar Cookies(8)

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Reviewed Apr. 17, 2014

Excellent taste, rolled easily cut out easily! I cut almond extract to 1/4 Tsp.

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Reviewed Dec. 29, 2013

The taste is good, but this recipe isn't very conducive to cutout cookies ... they don't hold their crisp shape when baking.

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Reviewed Dec. 18, 2013

My Mom has been using this recipe for more than 40 years. It is a family favorite. Using parchment paper under the cookies helps prevent the issue of sticking to the cookie sheet.

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Reviewed Dec. 8, 2013

Mmmmmm! My favorite sugar cookie recipe by far!

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Reviewed Feb. 5, 2012

Have used this receipe for a long time except I add 1/2 tsp salt and bake on a lightly greased cookie sheet

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