I’m not much of a sugar cookie fan. I’ve always preferred a good chocolate chip, peanut butter or something with more of a distinct flavor to it. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll eat a sugar cookie every now and then (mainly for the frosting!), but up until my sister made these sugar cookies for me years ago, I didn’t care for them. Well after one bite of this cookie, my sister had me hooked.
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 cup margarine, or butter softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2 1/2 cups flour (don't use self rising flour)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
Mix powdered sugar, margarine, vanilla, almond extract and egg together in a large mixing bowl with wisk attachment.
Stir in remaining dry ingredients ingredients using the stirring attachment.
Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours.
Heat oven to 375*.
Grease cookie sheet lightly.
Divide dough in half.
Roll each section 1/4-1/2 inch thick on lightly floured surface.
Cut into shapes.
Can sprinkle with sugar if you are not planning on frosting after.
Bake on cookie sheet for 7 to 8 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
Cool and frost (If you are going to frost them, don't put the sugar on them)
Seriously, you will probably LOVE me for this recipe. Its super amazing. And come back tomorrow when I share with you a fun way to use this recipe for the upcoming holiday!
Here’s a few other sugar cookie recipes you may enjoy:
sugar cookies for 2 from like mother like daughter | gooey funfetti sugar cookies from lil luna
skillet sugar cookie from munchkin munchies | peppermint sugar cookies from midwest living