Favorite Sugar Cookies Recipe
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Favorite Sugar Cookies Recipe

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I have been delighting my children and grandchildren for years with this special recipe. The cookies can suit any holiday or occasion throughout the year. The dough is very nice to work with.—Judith Scholovich, Waukesha, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:84 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES: 84 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • FROSTING:
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons 2% milk
  • Food coloring of your choice, optional
  • Colored sugar, edible glitter, nonpareils or frosting of your choice, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 64 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 59 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and extracts. Combine flour and salt; add to creamed mixture and mix well. Chill 1-2 hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 375°. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with floured 2-1/2-in. cookie cutters. Place on greased baking sheets. Bake 7-9 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  3. For frosting, in a small bowl, combine butter, sugar, vanilla and enough milk to achieve a spreading consistency. If desired, tint with food coloring. Frost cookies; decorate as desired. Yield: 6-7 dozen.
Originally published as Favorite Sugar Cookies in Country Woman November/December 1995, p40

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 64 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 59 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

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Reviewed Dec. 9, 2013

"Love these cookies.. The best recipe I have ever found."

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Reviewed Dec. 1, 2013

"Can't bet sugar cookies"

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Reviewed Nov. 29, 2013

"These are so good! I will never use a different recipe."

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Reviewed Jun. 28, 2013

"Great recipe! Even as a terribly inexperienced person in the kitchen, I found this recipe to be simple and easy. Co-workers and boyfriend couldn't get enough. Saving to use again and again!"

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Reviewed Dec. 13, 2012

"After 4 years of throwing away just about every batch of cookie dough I've made, I have finally found it. This recipe is great for cutouts, and also works well for candy cane cookies in a pinch, or with leftover dough. Rolls great, but you MUST allow it to cool first. I wrap the leftover dough and allow it to cool again before reworking it. The cookies are very soft, which is a must for my family due to little ones and dental implants. These are a hit with everyone. I am always asked for the recipe when I share them at events. I am just glad I finally found the recipe again!"

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