Thursday, December 23, 2010

Sugar Cookies . . . for cut outs!!

I made these today too!  What fun!  And a friend needs the recipe!  My family really likes these cookies.  It is the recipe from Watkins . . .the vanilla flavoring people! (and lots of other stuff too!)

Sugar Cookies
1 1/2 c butter, softened
1 1/2 c sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
3/4  tsp almond extract
3 TBL milk
3 3/4 c flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder

Combine butter, sugar, eggs, milk, and flavorings in large bowl.  Mix well . . .till very smooth.  Stir in flour and baking powder.  Mix well again.  Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for a couple of hours or over night.
Remove from refrig a half hour or so before using.  
Roll out a portion of the dough to 1/4" thickness.  I sometimes roll a bit thicker because we like them a little thicker and softer.  A thin roll out yields a crispy cookie.  Cut into desired shapes.  Place on ungreased cookie sheet. (I line cookie sheet with parchment paper)  Bake in 375* oven for 8-10 minutes . . . till just starting to brown.  Remove from oven and cool on racks.  Cool completely before icing.


  1. Thank you!!! We will try these tomorrow.

  2. Yum, yum, yum! Just double that almond! {wink}