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Sugar Cookie Recipe

Julia Ann
A Sugar Cookie recipe to make for any holiday with a cookie cutter and iced with an easy creamy icing.
Prep Time 4 mins
Cook Time 6 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 5 dozen


  • 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


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


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