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The Best Sugar Cookies Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Joyce McDuffie
Added: Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 c butter
3 c sifted flour
1 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp vanilla
1 c sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp baking soda

Frosting:
1 lb. powdered sugar
4 Tbsp melted butter
1 egg white
1 tsp vanilla
2 or 3 Tbsp cream (or milk)

Directions:
Directions:
Cream butter and sugar together until very creamy. Add well beaten eggs and flavorings. Sift dry ingredients together and add to the butter and sugar mixture. Chill at least 1 hour. (Dough can be rolled out immediately but will take more flour.) Roll out dough and cut into desired shapes. Leave dough in refrigerator at all times. Bake at 450 degrees for 5 to 8 minutes.

Frosting: Sift powdered sugar. Add about 1/3 of it to melted butter. Mix thoroughly. Beat in egg white. Gradually add rest of sugar, vanilla and milk, adding only a little milk at a time.

 

 

 

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