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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


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Almond Extract
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • For frosting, in a small bowl, combine butter, sugar, vanilla and

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Favorite Sugar Cookies (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • enough milk to achieve a spreading consistency. If desired, tint
  • with food coloring. 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.