Classic Sugar Cookies (Cookie Exchange Quantity)

Classic Sugar Cookies (Cookie Exchange Quantity)

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

Prep Time

2:00

Hrs:Mins

Total Time

4:30

Hrs:Mins

Makes

8

dozen

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
  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.
Makes 8 dozen 3-inch cookies
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Did You Know
You can divide this recipe in half for a smaller batch of cookies.
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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.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Cookie)
  • Calories 100
    • (Calories from Fat 35),
  • Total Fat 4g
    • (Saturated Fat 2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 15mg;
  • Sodium 55mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 14g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 9g),
  • Protein 0g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    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.