Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Cut-out Sugar Cookies

This is the best recipe I've ever tried...it is our old family favorite. We baked these for Santa every year. I ate more than Santa!
1/2 cup butter, room temp
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 tsp vanilla
1 egg
2 cups sifted flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
pinch salt
Cream butter and sugar. Add vanilla and egg. Sift flour soda and salt together. Mix into butter mixture. Dough will be stiff. Work with a small amount of dough at a time, roll out on floured wax paper about 1/8 inch thick. Cut into desired shapes and place on greased cookie sheets. Bake 10-12 minutes at 350.
Icing: 2 cups powdered sugar
4 Tbs milk
1 Tbs butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
Mix and adjust amouts for desired thickness. Ice cookies.