Sugar Cookies

From the kitchen of AnnMarie Barkwell


1 c butter


1 c sugar

3 eggs

After adding the following, keep mixer on low.

This makes a thick dough.


3 1/2 c flour

1 tsp b. soda

2 tsp cream of tartar

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp vanilla

1/2 tsp almond extract

Chill dough for at least 1 hour.

Roll a portion of dough on floured surface to 1/4″ thick.

I always use plastic wrap below & above dough so it won’t stick.

Use cookie cutters as close as possible.

Re-rolling dough too often will result in tough cookies.

Sprinkle with sugar/ sprinkles OR leave plain to frost.

Bake on ungreased sheet @ 375, time varies depending on size, but approximately 7 minutes.

Makes 3 dozen large cookies.


  • These are always my most popular Christmas cookie. – Stephanie

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