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Mary's Sugar Cookies

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  •  4.9 stars stars based on 153 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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  FREDA in Wichita,KS  Dec 26, 2016
Would make this again.
Have the old Betty Crocker book, used it for 50+ yrs. This recipe is THE BEST EVER for cutout cookies.
The use of both Vanilla & Almond flavorings is KEY.
5 stars

  A cookie baker in toledo ohio  Dec 24, 2016
Would make this again.
the cookies are great prefect 5 stars

   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

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