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Easy, Delicious Sugar Cookies

Course Dessert
Servings 2 dozen or so


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar
  • sprinkles, as desired
  • frosting, as desired


  1. Mix thoroughly, butter, powdered sugar, egg, vanilla, and almond extract. 

    Blend in flour, baking soda, and cream of tartar. 

    Optional: Cover and chill for 2-3 hours.

    Heat oven to 375ยบ. Divide dough in half. Roll each half 3/16 inch thick on lightly floured surface. 

    Cut into desired shapes. Sprinkle with granulated sugar or sprinkles if desired. 

    Place on parchment paper-lined cookie sheet. Bake for 7 minutes or until very lightly brown on the edges.  Cool and add frosting if desired. 

    plate of Valentine's Day heart sugar cookies