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Favorite Sugar Cookies

 Favorite Sugar Cookies
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
84 ServingsPrep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling

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

Directions

  • 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 for 1-2 hours.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut
  • with 2-1/2-in. flour-dipped cookie cutters. Place on greased baking
  • sheets. Bake at 375° for 7-9 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • Remove to wire racks to cool.
  • For frosting, in a small bowl, combine the butter, sugar, vanilla and

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Favorite Sugar Cookies (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • enough milk to achieve a spreading consistency. Tint with food
  • coloring if desired. Frost cookies; decorate as desired. Yield: 6-7
  • dozen.
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.