Sugar Cookies – 2 Maids a Baking

My all time favorite, go-to, never-fail, sugar cookies! I make these for pretty much every holiday and quite a few times in between. This is another great recipe to involve the kids in – just be prepared for non pareils flying all over the kitchen!!

Start with 1 C. of softened butter. What better way to begin a recipe?!?!

Add powdered sugar, egg, vanilla, and…
my FAVORITE ingredient in any recipe  = almond extract! (I love this flavor!)
Add flour, soda and cream of tartar, a little at at time. Place this dough in refrigerator for an hour or so (can be up to 2 days.) I love to make this ahead and have it on hand to just throw some cookies in the oven when I have the time!

Roll out on floured surface and cut into shapes. Bake at 350 for 7 min. (I like them a little soft!)
Once they are cooled, I make a simple glaze for icing and then put on the sprinkles! Find a festive plate and there you have it!
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Sugar Cookies

1 C. butter

1 ½ C. powdered sugar
1 egg
1 t. vanilla
½ t. almond extract
2 ½ C. flour
1 t. baking soda
1 t. cream of tartar

Mix softened butter, powdered sugar, egg, vanilla and almond. Add flour, soda, and cream of tartar, a little at a time.

Place in refrigerator for an hour or so (can leave up to 2 days). Roll out on floured surface. Cut with cookie cutters or drop by spoonful onto cookie sheet. Either dust with sugar now or ice after baked. Bake at 350 for 7-8 min.


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  1. They look great!!! Thanks for hosting again this week!!!

  2. Yum! Those look so cute and yummy! Thanks for hostessing! :)

  3. Amy I thought I was the only one that used that ingredient list. It is the powdered sugar and they are the best tasting cookie. Love them.

  4. I love sugar cookies! Thanks for sharing, and hosting!

  5. I linked up my chocolate chocolate chip cookies! They are for a serious chocolate lover! Don’t forget to come and link up to savory sunday! It’s open for a few more days :)

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