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Scrumptious Sugar Cookies Recipe

Scrumptious Sugar Cookies Recipe

My husband developed this crisp sugar cookie when he was a baker in Alaska. It's traveled with us to many states, along with requests for the recipe! —Nancy Gribble, Fort Wayne, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch YIELD:30 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter-flavored shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups cake flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • ICING:
  • 2-2/3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons 2% milk
  • Red paste food coloring, optional
  • Miniature semisweet chocolate chips and red-hot candies

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, cream the butter, shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and extracts. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  • 2. Divide dough into thirds; flatten each portion into a circle. Wrap each in plastic wrap; refrigerate for 2 hours or until easy to handle.
  • 3. On a lightly floured surface, roll out one portion of dough to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 4-1/2-in. gingerbread boy cookie cutter; place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Repeat with remaining dough; chill and reroll scraps.
  • 4. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  • 5. In a small bowl, beat the confectioners' sugar, butter, vanilla and enough milk to achieve desired consistency. Tint a portion red if desired. Decorate cookies as desired with icing, chocolate chips and red-hots. Yield: about 2-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie (calculated without chocolate chips and red-hot candies) equals 243 calories, 12 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 36 mg cholesterol, 111 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.