CLASSIC SUGAR COOKIES

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60 min Prep
3 hr 10 min Total
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60 Servings

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Some things just don't change. Delicate sugar cookies have been favorites for generations. Whether sprinkled with colored sugar, frosted or elaborately decorated, they're as popular now as in years past.


Ingredient List
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1 egg
  • Small check mark in a circle icon2 1/2 cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • Small check mark in a circle icon Granulated sugar or colored sugar
Preparation
  1. Mix powdered sugar, butter, vanilla, almond extract and egg in large bowl. Stir in remaining ingredients except granulated sugar. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours.
  2. Heat oven to 375°F. Lightly grease cookie sheet.
  3. Divide dough in half. Roll each half 1/4 inch thick on lightly floured surface. Cut into desired shapes with 2- to 2 1/2-inch cookie cutters. Sprinkle with granulated sugar. Place on cookie sheet.
  4. Bake 7 to 8 minutes or until edges are light brown. Remove from cookie sheet. Cool on wire rack.
Tips
  • You can prevent cookie dough from sticking to the cookie cutter by dipping the cutter in flour between uses.
  • Rise to the occasion! If using self-rising flour, there is no need to add baking soda and cream of tartar.
  • To ensure recipe success, do not use vegetable oil spreads.
  • For swirl frosted cookies, frost each cookie with white cookie icing. Pipe 4 to 5 small dots red, green or blue cookie icing or decorating gel on top of each cookie, immediately swirl color with toothpick to create marble designs.