Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Christmas Around the World. Classic American Sugar Cookies #Christmas Cookies

Today I have decided to stay right in the good ol' USA and am bringing a recipe for Classic American Sugar Cookies provided by Betty Crocker.  

Welcome to the 12 Days of Cookies, hosted by Family Around the Table and Cooking With Carlee. We are filling the season with all kinds of delicious cookies.  Be sure to check out some of the recipes below or you can follow along on Facebook or Twitter by searching #ChristmasCookies.  We also have a 12 Days of Cookies Pinterest board where you can see all of the goodness!  May your holidays be sweet!

Classic American Sugar Cookies
source: Betty Crocker

1 1/2 c powdered sugar
1 c. butter, room temperature
1 t. vanilla
1/2 t. almond extract
1 egg
2 1/2 c.. flour
1 t. baking soda
1 t. cream of tartar
colored sugar

In large bowl of stand mixer, fitted with paddle attachment, cream the butter, sugar, vanilla, almond extract and egg.  On low speed stir in the flour, baking soda and cream of tartar until moistened, increase speed and mix well.  Refrigerate dough for at least 2 hours or overnight.

Roll the dough, on a lightly floured surface to a 1/4" thickness.  Cut into desired shapes and sprinkle with colored sugar. Place cookies on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake in a preheated 375* oven for 7-8 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.  Cool completely on wire rack.  Print Recipe

More #ChristmasCookies as we celebrate the 12 Days.


  1. This is my favorite of all the cookies. But I like them frosted with wonderful icing!! I am so enjoying this series, Wendy!


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