Best Sugar Cookies Ever!

This is a recipe I got from my mother in law.  It is so good!  I could not stop eating these but I am prego so I cant stop eating anything, lol 🙂


1-1/2 cups powdered sugar                               1 cup Butter, softened

1 egg                                                                             1 tsp. vanilla extract

1/2 tsp. Almond extract                                      2 cups flour

1 tsp. Baking soda                                                   1 tsp. cream of tarter

Mix powdered sugar, butter, egg, vanilla and almond in bowl.  In another bowl, stir together flour, baking soda and cream of tarter.  Fold butter and egg mix into flour mix and mix well.  Shape dough into a ball, wrap in wax paper and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.

Preheat oven to 350′.  On a floured surface divide dough in half and roll each half to 1/4″ thick.  Cut into shapes and place on ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake 7-8 minutes or until edges are slightly brown. Let cool.

Decorate with icing, sprinkles or other toppings.  Wrap in wax paper and pack in jars, boxes or other containers.

Makes 3 dozen 3″ cookies

Vanilla Icing

4 cups powdered sugar

1/4 cup milk (preferably whole milk)

1/2 tsp. Vanilla extract

food coloring

Mix powdered sugar, 3 tablespoons milk and vanilla in med. bowl.  While stirring adjust the consistency by adding milk, 1 tsp at a time until the icing is smooth.  Divide icing into bowls and add coloring.  Spread cookie with thin layer of icing.

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2 thoughts on “Best Sugar Cookies Ever!

  1. I’m going to take your word for it on the best sugar cookies ever title and save your recipe. my 14 year old tried a sugar cookie recipe this past weekend and let’s just say the didn’t turn out too tasty LOL

    thanks for sharing the recipe!

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