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Mary's Sugar Cookies

  •  4.9 stars stars based on 142 reviews
  •   99% would make this again
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Makes about 60

1 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 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

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.

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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  A cookie baker in Chicago, IL  Dec 18, 2015
Would make this again.
This is the sugar cookie recipe I've been searching for. This will be my forever recipe. 5 stars

  Jaci in Cuenca, EC  Dec 12, 2015
Would make this again.
SO glad to find this... my all-time favorite. Haven't a clue where my book ended up in the move down south. 5 stars

  A cookie baker in FL  Dec 1, 2015
Would make this again.
Really the best sugar cookies ever! Hadn\'t made them in years, as I thought I had lost the recipe, then found it on your site! Thank you! 5 stars

  A cookie baker in Az  Nov 30, 2015
Would make this again.
Using this recipe for years. Best sugar cookies ever ! 5 stars

  Susan in South Carolina  Nov 20, 2015
Would make this again.
Wonderful cookies that I have made with my daughters since their childhood and now the grandchildren.
Special time and great memories!
5 stars

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