Christmas Sugar Cookies

Christmas Sugar Cookies

1 C. butter or margarine, softened
1 1/2 C. confectioners’ sugar
1 egg
1 t. vanilla
½ t. almond extract
2 ½ flour, do not use self rising flour
1 t. soda
1 t. cream of tartar

Frosting (basic butter cream frosting):
1/3 C soft butter or margarine
3 C confectioners’ sugar
1 ½ t vanilla
About 2 T. milk

Mix thoroughly butter, confectioners’ sugar, egg, vanilla and almond extract.  Mix dry ingredients together and blend with butter mixture.  Cover; chill 2 – 3 hours.

Heat oven to 375 degrees.  Divide dough in half.  Roll each half 3/16 inch thick on lightly floured surface (keep adding flour to rolling pin or dough will stick).  Cut into desired shapes (dip shape into flour to keep it from sticking).  Place on lightly greased baking sheet (or use non-stick type).  Bake about 8 minutes or until light brown on edges.  Let cool slightly before removing.

Cool thoroughly before frosting.  Can cut recipe below in ½ for cookies.

WFT 71

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