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Deluxe Sugar Cookies

 Deluxe Sugar Cookies
"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."
30 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch

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 all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 118 calories,

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Nutritional Facts: 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 23 mg cholesterol, 106 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.