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Deluxe Sugar Cookies Recipe

Deluxe Sugar Cookies Recipe

Christmas cutouts signal the holiday season. For variety, sprinkle half of the cookies with colored sugar before baking and frost the remaining ones after they're cooled.—Dawn Fagerstrom, Warren, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch YIELD:30 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter or margarine, 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

  • 1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add 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. 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. Yield: 5 dozen (2-inch cookies).

Recipe Note

Editor's Note: Cookies may be sprinkled with colored sugar before baking or frosted after being baked and cooled.

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 118 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 106mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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Melinda
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2017

"These are the best sugar cookie for anytime and perfect for cut-out Christmas cookies! Simple recipe, bakes up fast and makes a big batch. They are exactly the right combination of sweet but not too sweet. I also add 1/2 teaspoon of salt and use a bit of cooking spray on the cookie sheet. They slide right off, and keep their cut-out shape. Delicious!"

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dawnrosanne
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2015

"Perfect Christmas cookie cut-outs! :) Instead of 1 cup of butter, I use 1/2 cup of margarine and 1/2 cup crisco. This makes the cookies a little thicker/softer. These cookies are so good!"

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NewDigs
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2015

"This is "The Best" sugar cookie. I have been making this recipe since my kids were little and they now are almost 55 and 50. I have a Grandson that won't let me make any other Sugar cookie. Just mailed him some a couple of weeks ago."

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mswolfinger
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2014

"Best sugar cookies I have ever made or eaten!"

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babycakes24
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2014

"Excellent! I made these with my 7 yr old nephew, very easy. I chilled the dough for about 20 minutes in the freezer and they rolled out nicely."

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mel0n
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2014

"I followed the recipe exactly as written, but my dough came out very soft. I chilled it over night so that I could roll out the cookies in the morning. I found that the dough got warm and soft very quickly, making it almost impossible to roll out and difficult to cut the cookie shapes. Should I have added more flour?"

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jweiss
Reviewed Apr. 17, 2014

"Excellent taste, rolled easily cut out easily! I cut almond extract to 1/4 Tsp."

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AnnKP
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2013

"The taste is good, but this recipe isn't very conducive to cutout cookies ... they don't hold their crisp shape when baking."

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CindyK2013
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2013

"My Mom has been using this recipe for more than 40 years. It is a family favorite. Using parchment paper under the cookies helps prevent the issue of sticking to the cookie sheet."

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mrs._white
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2013

"Mmmmmm! My favorite sugar cookie recipe by far!"

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