Sugar Cookie Recipe

Sugar Cookies are special treats for holidays.

Ready for serving and eating.

Shamrock Sugar Cookie Recipe

To add a special flare to a holiday it is fun to have special Sugar Cookies Recipe to highlight the day, especially if you have children.  I missed February with red hearts Sugar Cookies, so I tried for March with the green Shamrocks.

A perfectly cut shamrock for coloring.

A perfectly cut shamrock for coloring.

Since my children are out of state and my grand-girls do not live nearby, I am not as prone to make the rolled cookies.  We are kids at heart, so my husband and I enjoyed every Shamrock Sugar Cookie.  

Thanks to Betty Crocker for this Sugar Cookie recipe.

See the How-to  Make Sugar Cookies, a blog in pictures.

Sugar Cookie Recipe

A Sugar Cookie recipe to make for any holiday with a cookie cutter and iced with an easy creamy icing.

  • 1 ½ cups sifted confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon almond flavoring
  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 cup sifted confectioners' sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla (or almond, peppermint, coconut or lemon)
  • 1 ½ tablespoon cream or 1 tablespoon of water
  • food coloring
  2. In mixing bowl, cream sugar and butter.
  3. Add egg and flavorings, mix thoroughly.
  4. In smaller bowl, measure the flour, soda and cream of tartar together, whisk or sift.
  5. Blend in the dry ingredients.
  6. Refrigerate 2-3 hours.
  7. Preheat the oven to 375 F.
  8. Divide dough in half and roll 3/16-inch thick on lightly floured pastry cloth.
  9. Cut with cookie cutter or cut shapes with a knife.
  10. Sprinkle with sugar.
  11. Place on lightly greased baking sheet or on pans lined with parchment paper.
  12. Bake 7 to 8 minutes or delicately golden.
  13. Makes 5 dozen 2 to 2 1/2 inch cookies.
  15. Blend sugar, salt, flavoring (try almond, peppermint, coconut or lemon)
  16. Add cream to make it easy to spread.
  17. Tint with a few drops of food coloring.
  18. Spread on cookies with spatula or pastry brush.
  19. Makes icing for 3 to 5 dozen cookies, depending on size.

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