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Sugar Cookies Bakery-Style

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  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 1/2 cups sifted flour (measure after sifting)


Cream sugar and butter. Add egg and extracts.
Mix together flour, baking soda and cream of tartar. Stir into creamed mixture.
Chill for 2 or 3 hours or overnight.
Roll out on a lightly powdered board until dough is 1/4 inch (for crisper cookies) to 1/2 inch thick (for soft cookies.) Cut with cookie cutters and place on cookie sheet.
Bake for 7-9 minutes at 350 degrees F.