Monday, December 6, 2010

Manic Monday~ Cut Out Sugar Cookies (YUMMY!!)

My husband and I have been married for 3 and a half years, but have been together for 12.  In high school, I started going to his house and his grandmother's house for the holidays.  His grandmother always made these delicious Christmas Cookies.  I hope you enjoy them!  They are supposed to be somewhat thin and crispy.  

1 1/2 C. Powdered Sugar
1 C. Butter Softened (Don't melt, just leave it out on the counter a few hours before you do the cooking)
1 egg
1 tsp. Vanilla
1tsp. Almond Extract
2 1/2 C. Flour
1 tsp. Baking Soda
1 tsp. Cream of Tartar
Mix and then wrap in fist sized balls in plastic wrap.  Then refrigerate for an hour.  When you go to roll out the dough, make sure to only take out one ball of dough at a time. It's best when it's cold. Make sure not to roll it too thick, they should be about a 1/2 cm. or less.
Bake at 375 degrees for 7-8 Minutes.  Cool the pans off before doing another load of cookies.
Icing Recipe:

1 cup confectioners' (powdered) sugar
2 teaspoons milk
2 teaspoons light corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon almond extract

You can add color to the frosting, or just keep it simple, white always looks gorgeous.  I can't wait to make these.  I'll post a picture when they're done, this will be a "nap-time" project!

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