Sugar cookies are a big favorite of mine! Sweet, simple, and delicious! It's one of those old fashioned treats that reminds me of childhood. I remember making these with my mom and my aunt. And it's also one of the only things I can remember my grandma baking when I was a kid. She was older and didn't do a lot of cooking anymore, but when she did, they were tasty!
Also, when we were in school, they used to serve sugar cookies on St. Patrick's Day, except they'd add green food coloring to the dough. I'm sure you can imagine all the giggles and jokes that went around about "the green cookies in the cafeteria." Well, I decided it would be easier to just add green sprinkles to these for a little St. Patrick's Day flair. And of course, they were yummy!
Recipe for Sugar Cookies:
1 1/2 cups sifted confectioners sugar
1 cup butter or margarine
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon almond flavoring
2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
Directions: Mix flour, soda, and cream of tartar together. Set aside. Cream sugar and butter. Mix in egg and flavorings. Add dry ingredients. Roll out dough to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut out with cookie cutters. Bake at 375 degrees for 7 to 8 minutes. (Makes 5 dozen 2-2 1/2 inch cookies). Eat plain or decorate with sprinkles or frosting.
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Labels: cookies and candy, Recipe of the Week