Sugar Cookies

Sugar cookies are a big favorite of mine! Sweet, simple, and delicious! It’s one of those old fashioned treats that reminds me of childhood. I remember making these with my mom and my aunt.  And it’s also one of the only things I can remember my grandma baking when I was a kid.  She was older and didn’t do a lot of cooking anymore, but when she did, they were tasty!
Also, when we were in school, they used to serve sugar cookies on St. Patrick’s Day, except they’d add green food coloring to the dough.  I’m sure you can imagine all the giggles and jokes that went around about “the green cookies in the cafeteria.”  Well, I decided it would be easier to just add green sprinkles to these for a little St. Patrick’s Day flair.  And of course, they were yummy!   
Recipe for Sugar Cookies:
1 1/2 cups sifted confectioners sugar
1 cup butter or margarine
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon almond flavoring
2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
Directions: Mix flour, soda, and cream of tartar together. Set aside.  Cream sugar and butter.  Mix in egg and flavorings. Add dry ingredients.  Roll out dough to 1/4 inch thickness.  Cut out with cookie cutters. Bake at 375 degrees for 7 to 8 minutes. (Makes 5 dozen 2-2 1/2 inch cookies).  Eat plain or decorate with sprinkles or frosting. 



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  1. Oh how I adore sugar cookies!
    Send that plate right on over! ;o)

  2. Yes, when she gets done with the first batch I'll take one as well! ;-D Hope you'll come by my blog to see mine!!

  3. My favorite sugar cookie recipe has powdered sugar in it too, it seems to be more tender with that.

  4. I will make these cookies in egg shapes for easter for kids.
    Thank you for the recipe and yummy pictures.

  5. Upstatemomof3 says

    Oh those look awesome!! Now I want sugar cookies. 🙂 I may just have to make a few.

  6. The look delish!

  7. shopannies says

    my favorite kind of cookie

  8. Yvonne @ StoneGable says

    Sugar cookies are little pieces of heaven. Yummy! And one with a cup of coffee can solve most of the problems of the world…maybe two!
    This recipe looks easy and delicious. I thinks I'll take two now!

  9. ladyguinevere28 says

    Sugar cookies.. Love it.. Following you on Friday Followers

  10. Blondie's Journal says

    I love sugar cookies and these look very festive!


  11. Hoosier Homemade says

    Yum! Love sugar cookies!
    I didn't know you had Friday Faves,I'm off to check it out!
    I'm visiting from Tip Junkie!

  12. I love sugar cookies…..thanks for sharing those great photo's.

  13. Oh, I do love a good sugar cookie! I usually make them over the holidays, but daggum it, I think I need to branch out a bit! haha I love the commentor who suggested making them for Easter 0 I can just see the pretty colored icings now! Thank you for sharing!

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