Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Shhhhh. Here's the Secret Recipe...

I've never shared this recipe...  not like it's not in a cookbook or anything... it is, but it is an old cookbook.  it was in the very first cookbook I ever got, some 40 years ago!  These are hands down, the best sugar cookie e.v.e.r.  Soft, almond flavored, melt in your mouth, frosting piled high sugar cookies. 

Deluxe Sugar Cookies

1 C. butter or margarine, softened (must use Imperial Margarine, must)
1-1/2 C. powdered sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. almond extract
2-1/2 C. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cream of tartar

Mix margarine, powdered sugar, egg, vanilla and almond extract.  Blend in flour, baking soda and cream of tartar.  Cover and chill 2-3 hours.

Heat oven to 375 degrees.  Divide dough in half.  Roll out to about 3/16 inch thick (never in my life have I measured how thick the dough was...  but this is what the recipe says, so measure if you feel you must LOL).  Cut into desired shapes.  Bake 7-8 minutes. 

Now my oven bakes slightly "hot" so I set the temp at 365 degrees and set the timer to 6 minutes.  You can always leave them in a touch longer if need be.  But we really like a soft sugar cookie, so it's usually 6 minutes. 

Cool, frost and decorate. 

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