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Happy Holiday Cookies Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Sheila Harms
Added: Sunday, September 21, 2008

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1-1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 cup butter, softened
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. almond extract
1 egg
2-1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cream of tartar

Directions:
Directions:
In a large bowl, beat powdered sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Add vanilla, almond and egg; blend well. Stir in flour, baking soda and cream of tartar; mix well. Cover in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours for easy handling.

Heat over to 375. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to 3/16" thickness. cut with cookie cutters and place on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, about 1" apart. Bake for 7 to 12 minutes or until set and very light golden on edges. Cool 1 minute before removing from cookie sheet.

Frost as desired with cream cheese or powdered sugar frosting. Can also decorate with colored sugar before baking.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
5 dozen
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is my favorite Christmas cookie recipe, if I'm going to do cut outs. They are very light and crispy since they are made with powdered sugar, and the almond extract adds a nice flavor. They freeze well and are delicious plain as well as frosted.

 

 

 

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