Sugar Cookies!

Not only are cookies a staple of my winter holiday giving – they are delicious. Everyone loves cookies, they’re inexpensive to make, and I’m always too poor to give everyone anything else. But luckily, no one minds…

These are a little more involved than my ‘so-easy-you-could-sleep-through-it’ cookies, but easy nonetheless.

-1½ cups powdered sugar
-1 cup softened butter or margarine
-1 teaspoon vanilla
-½ teaspoon almond extract
-1 egg
-2½ cups flour
-1 teaspoon baking soda
-1 teaspoon cream of tartar

Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
Mix powdered sugar, butter, vanilla, almond extract and egg.
Stir in remaining ingredients.
Cover and refrigerate for 3 hours.
Divide dough into halves.
Roll each half 3/16″ thick on a lightly floured board.
Cut into whatever shape you want and sprinkle with granulated sugar.
Place on lightly greased cookie sheet.
Bake until edges are light brown – about 7 to 8 minutes.
Makes about 5 dozen cookies, if they’re small/medium.

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