Sugar Cookies

Sugar Cookies

Some things just don't change. Delicate sugar cookies have been favorites for generations. Whether sprinkled with colored sugar, frosted or elaborately decorated, they're as popular now as in years past.

Prep Time

1:00

Hr:Mins

Total Time

3:10

Hrs:Mins

Makes

5

dozen

1 1/2
cups powdered sugar
1
cup butter or margarine, softened
1
teaspoon vanilla
1/2
teaspoon almond extract
1
egg
2 1/2
cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon baking soda
1
teaspoon cream of tartar
Granulated sugar or colored sugar
  1. Mix powdered sugar, butter, vanilla, almond extract and egg in large bowl. Stir in remaining ingredients except granulated sugar. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours.
  2. Heat oven to 375ºF. Lightly grease cookie sheet.
  3. Divide dough in half. Roll each half 1/4 inch thick on lightly floured surface. Cut into desired shapes with 2- to 2 1/2-inch cookie cutters. Sprinkle with granulated sugar. Place on cookie sheet.
  4. Bake 7 to 8 minutes or until edges are light brown. Remove from cookie sheet. Cool on wire rack.
Makes 5 dozen 2-inch cookies
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Did You Know...
You can prevent cookie dough from sticking to the cookie cutter by dipping the cutter in flour between uses.
Special Touch
These cookies are irresistible just as they are. But if you like, frost with your favorite frosting, or use decorator gels before baking for an attractive cookie that stacks easily.
Substitution
Rise to the occasion! If using self-rising flour, there is no need to add baking soda and cream of tartar.
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To ensure recipe success, do not use vegetable oil spreads.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 60
    • (Calories from Fat 25 ),
  • Total Fat 3 g
    • (Saturated Fat 1 g,),
  • Cholesterol 5 mg;
  • Sodium 60 mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 7 g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
  • Protein 1 g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1/2 Starch;
    • 1/2 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.