Sugar Cookies

Oxmoor House
about 5 dozen


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1 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda


Cream butter in a medium mixing bowl; gradually add powdered sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add egg, beating well. Stir in flavorings.

Sift together flour, cream of tartar, and soda in a medium mixing bowl. Gradually add to creamed mixture, stirring until well blended. Cover and chill at least 2 hours.

Divide dough in half. Turn half of dough out onto a well floured surface. (Keep remaining dough chilled until ready to use.) Roll to 1/8-inch thickness; cut with a floured 2 1/2-inch round cutter.

Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 375° for 7 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove from cookie sheets; sprinkle tops with sugar, and cool on wire racks. Repeat procedure with remaining dough.

Created date

February 2010