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Favorite Sugar Cookies Recipe

Favorite Sugar Cookies Recipe

Making these sweet treats is a family tradition. I hope you love the recipe as much as we do!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling YIELD:84 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • FROSTING:
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 6 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons milk
  • Food coloring, optional
  • Colored sugar, optional

Directions

  • 1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add egg and extracts; beat until light and fluffy. 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. cutters. Place on greased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 7-9 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on wire racks.
  • 2. For frosting, in a mixing bowl, beat sugar, butter, vanilla and milk until creamy. Add a few drops of food coloring if desire. Frost cookies; decorate with colored sugar if desired. Yield: 6-7 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 64 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 59mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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kckamargo63
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2015

"I tried the recipe with the ingredients listed, but I felt that I had to add a lot of flour to make the dough easy to work with. The second time I made it, I only added a half a cup of butter and it made the cookies much better. I also decorated them with royal icing rather than frosting."

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Grizze
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2015

"Absolutely the worst sugar cookie recipe ever, and I have been baking for 60 years. Went into the garbage, no sugar or almond taste, just nothing but heavy on flour. Yuck."

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Gramma2008
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2015

"I have been baking a slightly different version of these cookies every year at Christmas for about 40 years. The recipe is in a very old Betty Crocker cookbook that I got as a wedding gift - I still have it. Recipe is called Deluxe Sugar Cookies (it also calls for 1 tsp of baking soda & 1 tsp cream of tartar). Dough is very easy to work with - make sure you refrigerate it for at least 2 hours before rolling it out. I use a lower oven temperature (about 365 or 370 degrees). I also turn cookie the sheets about 1/2 through baking. They taste great."

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STBay
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2015

"I have never had good luck with cut out cookies, this recipe turned out fantastic. Not dry and didn't spread out. Will be making these again."

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cookiesfromhome
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2015

"This one is the best recipe for the celebration.So easy to make ,sure i will try this one."

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Ericalovestobake
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2015

"This recipe was very easy, the cookies taste great! They were a hit at the Valentine's party :)"

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bktenn
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2014

"My all time favourite. Very easy to make"

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Spoonerrose
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2013

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

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marciehill
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2013

"Can't bet sugar cookies"

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monicaweller
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2013

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

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