Monday, November 8, 2010

Christmas Sugar Cookies

I'm sharing with you our family Sugar Cookie recipe that has been baked & decorated by our family every Christmas Holiday since I was a small child.....pictured are my most treasured sugar cookies made by our children & grandchildren for me and Greg to have as Christmas Tree ornaments every year, as the real ones get gobbled up very quickly.....of course I cried tears of joy, so touched by these handmade cookies....and they have continued making a special family gift for us every Christmas, my favorite tradition I think......we have the most wonderfully special family, makes holidays even more meaningful for all.....

                                                             Christmas Sugar Cookies
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1 cup soften butter....1&1/2 cups confectioners' sugar.... 1 egg.... 1 teaspoon vanilla.... 1/2 teaspoon almond extract......mix together thoroughly

2&1/2 cups flour.... 1 teaspoon soda.... 1 teaspoon cream of tartar.... add dry ingredients and mix well

                                                             cover & chill 2 to 3 hours

preheat oven 375 degrees.... roll out dough on lightly floured surface....cut into desired cookie on lightly greased baking sheet.... bake 7 to 8 minutes or until light brown.... let cool

                                  decorate cookies with food colored frosting & fun candies

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