My grandma made these every year and it was passed down to my mother and now me.

Laura
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Ingredients

72
Original recipe yields 72 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Beat butter and sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl until smooth. Add first egg while continuing to beat, incorporating the egg fully before adding the second and beating fully into the mixture. Beat vanilla extract and almond extract into the mixture with the third egg.

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  • Stir flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt together in a separate bowl; add to the wet mixture and beat just until the wet and dry combine into a cookie dough. Shape dough into a ball, wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate until chilled, at least 3 hours.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Roll dough out onto a flour-dusted surface and cut with cookie cutters. Arrange cut cookies onto baking sheets.

  • Bake cookies in preheated oven until beginning to brown around edges, 6 to 8 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

87 calories; protein 0.9g 2% DV; carbohydrates 8.9g 3% DV; fat 5.4g 8% DV; cholesterol 21.3mg 7% DV; sodium 73mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (6)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2014
This is probably the best sugar cookie recipe I've tried. 3 days later and the cookies are still super soft. I can't wait to mail some to some friends. The only thing different that I did to the recipe was add lemon juice instead of almond extract. When rolling I had to add a lot of flour. These cookies are great with or without frosting! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/19/2014
Yeah made this recipe and it needs to be cooked more than 6 minutes...it's like a pancake at 6 minutes and why does it blow the cookies almost twice the size...not a good recipe...flavor profile is there but not at all a cookie Read More
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7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2014
This is probably the best sugar cookie recipe I've tried. 3 days later and the cookies are still super soft. I can't wait to mail some to some friends. The only thing different that I did to the recipe was add lemon juice instead of almond extract. When rolling I had to add a lot of flour. These cookies are great with or without frosting! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/19/2014
Yeah made this recipe and it needs to be cooked more than 6 minutes...it's like a pancake at 6 minutes and why does it blow the cookies almost twice the size...not a good recipe...flavor profile is there but not at all a cookie Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2015
yes more than once Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/02/2015
Good taste but a hassle to make. My batter stuck to everything so I had to keep flouring it. Wasn't worth all the time it took. I made two other type cookies in the time it took to make this. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
12/14/2016
I made this recipe for Christmas cookies with my kids. The kids used cookie cutters for snowmen and other Christmas shapes however all shapes were completely lost while baking. The dough stayed flat but grew into large blobs. It needed longer cooking time I did about 10 minutes. The flavor however was good. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
01/07/2015
I did not care for this recipe. Not much flavor. Took 8-10 min and needed to up temperature to 375. Read More
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