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Mary's Sugar Cookies

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  •  4.9 stars stars based on 151 reviews
  •   99% would make this again
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Makes about 60

1 cup butter, softened
1-1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
granulated sugar
icing for decoration (optional)

Mix together sugar and butter. Add egg, vanilla, and almond extract; mix well. Blend in flour, baking soda and cream of tartar. Cover and chill for 2 to 3 hours. Heat oven to 375 F. Divide dough in half. Roll each half 3/16 inch thick on lightly floured cloth-covered board. Cut into desired shapes; sprinkle with granulated sugar. Place on lightly greased baking sheet. Bake 7 to 8 minutes or until light brown on edges. When cool, decorate with icing, as desired.

Note: Source: This recipe was donated by a reader in 1999. We were later told that this is an old Betty Crocker recipe, and we found it (in slightly altered form) in an out-of-print cookbook called "Betty Crocker's Cooky Book," printed in 1963. A similar recipe is also on Betty Crocker's website.

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Reviews of Mary's Sugar Cookies:

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   Dec 12, 2016
Would not make this again.
They were tasty but I felt like something was missing? 4 stars

  Mary b in Pennsylvania  Dec 6, 2016
Would make this again.
Made these cookies for years love the cook book wish they would print it again 5 stars

  Jessica in Pittsburgh, PA  Dec 2, 2016
Would make this again.
My go to cookie every Christmas!
I love this old book:)
5 stars

  Rosalind in New Jersey  Nov 30, 2016
Would make this again.
This is my all time favorite cookie from my Betty Crocker's Recipe book for Holiday parties since1960. Melt in your mouth goodness! 5 stars

  lucky in NYC  Nov 26, 2016
Would make this again.
I make this recipe every years for 15+ years. Perfect light buttery crunch, perfect for icing. 5 stars

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