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The Best Ever Sugar Cookies

Author Manju


  • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 egg at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 ½ cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar


  • Mix the butter, sugar, egg and the vanilla and almond extracts thoroughly.
  • Sift the dry ingredients together - flour, soda and cream of tartar.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and chill for 2-3 hours.
  • Heat oven to 325F. Divide the dough into ¼ portions.
  • Lightly flour the work surface and the rolling pin and roll out each quarter of dough to desired thickness.
  • Cut out shapes. Place on baking sheet and bake for 7-10 mins till the bottom side of the cookie is golden.
  • Cool on wire rack before storing in an airtight container.
  • To decorate (optional) : Sprinkle some colored sugar on the cookies before placing them on the tray to bake. Or decorate with icing once cooled.