Holiday Sugar Cookies

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“I have no idea where this recipe originated but I received it from a late family member and I have never tasted another sugar cookie like it. The recipe calls for vanilla and almond extract but you could use all vanilla or all almond if you prefer.”
3hrs 50mins
24 cookies

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix powdered sugar, butter, egg, vanilla and almond extract together. In a separate bowl mix flour, baking soda and cream of tartar. Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture, stir or mix well and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  2. Heat oven to 375 degrees.
  3. Divide dough into 2 halves and roll each half 3/16ths in thick on lightly floured surface. Use cookie cutters to shape.
  4. Bake 8-10 minutes or until edges are golden brown.
  5. Cool on wire racks and prepare frosting.
  6. Frosting tips:
  7. Mix frosting ingredients together in a bowl, adding 1/4 tsps. of water if the frosting is too thick.
  8. Add 1/4 C of powdered sugar if frosting is too thin. Repeat until desired consistency is reached.
  9. To frost easily:
  10. Make the initial batch of frosting, separating into smaller bowls if you wish to add different colors.
  11. Once the cookies are cooled, dunk the front of the cookie into the desired color of frosting and set on a wire rack to dry.
  12. Sprinkle or decorate with trimmings while the frosting is still wet.

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