Sugar Cookies


Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups butter, softened (no substitutes)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • Frosting
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • various food coloring
  • colored sprinkles

Directions:
  1. In a mixing bowl, cream together sugar and butter until fluffy.
  2. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well.
  3. Stir together dry ingredients; gradually add to creamed mixture until completely blended.
  4. Cover and chill for at least 30 minutes.
  5. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to 1/4-inch thickness.
  6. Cut with various shaped cookie cutters dipped in flour.
  7. Transfer cookies to ungreased cookie sheet.
  8. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes.
  9. Cool on wire racks.
  10. Frosting: Mix together sugar, butter, vanilla and milk until desired degree of spreading consistency; add milk if you want thinner frosting.
  11. Add food coloring to obtain desired color.
  12. Spread frosting over cookies and decorate with sprinkles.

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