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Classic Sugar Cookies (Cookie Exchange Quantity)

Mmm! Melt-in-your-mouth sugar cookies. Enjoy a classic!

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  • Prep Time 2 hr 0 min
  • Total Time 4 hr 30 min
  • Servings 96

3
cups powdered sugar
2
cups butter or margarine, softened
2
teaspoons vanilla
1
teaspoon almond extract
2
eggs
5
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
2
teaspoons baking soda
2
teaspoons cream of tartar

Decorator’s Glaze

4
cups powdered sugar
1/4
cup water
1/4
cup light corn syrup
1
teaspoon almond extract
Food colors, as desired

Decorations

Betty Crocker™ decorating gel (in 0.68-oz tubes), colored sugar and/or decors, if desired
Betty Crocker™ decorating icing (in 4.25-oz tubes), if desired
Flaked coconut, if desired

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LOCATION

Directions

  • 1 In large bowl, beat 3 cups powdered sugar, the butter, vanilla, 1 teaspoon almond extract and eggs with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in flour, baking soda and cream of tartar. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours.
  • 2 Heat oven to 375°F. Lightly grease cookie sheet. Divide dough in half. On lightly floured surface, roll each half 1/8 inch thick. Cut into desired shapes with 3-inch cookie cutters. Place about 2 inches apart on cookie sheet.
  • 3 Bake 5 to 7 minutes or until edges are light brown. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 4 In small bowl, beat all glaze ingredients except food colors on low speed until smooth. Divide among several small bowls. Stir desired food color, one drop at a time, into each until desired color. Decorate cookies with glaze and other decorations as desired.

EXPERT TIPS

Expert Tips

You can divide this recipe in half for a smaller batch of cookies.

Roll dough to an even thickness by rolling over two wooden dowels or rulers. Use dowels or rulers in the desired thickness, and place them on opposite sides of the dough.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
100
(
Calories from Fat
35),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4g
4%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
55mg
55%;
Total Carbohydrate
14g
14%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
9g
9%
),
Protein
0g
0%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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