Favorite Sugar Cookies Recipe

Favorite Sugar Cookies Recipe
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Ingredients
  1. 1 cup butter, softened
  2. 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  3. 1 Eggland's Best Egg
  4. 1-1/2 teaspoons almond extract
  5. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  6. 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  7. 1 teaspoon salt
FROSTING
  1. 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  2. 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  3. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  4. 2 to 4 tablespoons 2% milk
  5. Food coloring of your choice, optional
  6. Colored sugar, edible glitter, nonpareils or frosting of your choice, optional
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and extracts. Combine flour and salt; add to creamed mixture and mix well. Chill for 1-2 hours.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with 2-1/2-in. flour-dipped cookie cutters. Place on greased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 7-9 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  3. For frosting, in a small bowl, combine the butter, sugar, vanilla and enough milk to achieve a spreading consistency. Tint with food coloring if desired. Frost cookies; decorate as desired. Yield: 6-7 dozen.
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