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Sugar Cookies With Buttercream Frosting

Sugar Cookies With Buttercream Frosting

 Cookie decorating can be a nice family activity.

INGREDIENTS

Cookies:

1 1/2 Cups Sifted Powdered Sugar (Sift & Then Measure)

1 Cup Butter (Softened)

1 Egg

1 1/2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract

1/4 Teaspoon Almond Extract

2 1/2 Cups Unbleached Flour

1/2 Teaspoon Kosher Salt

1 Teaspoon Baking Soda

1 Teaspoon Cream Of Tartar

Buttercream Frosting:

3 3/4 Cups Powdered Sugar

1/2 Cup Butter (Softened)

1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

1/2 Teaspoon Kosher Salt

3 To 4 Tablespoons Milk

In large-size bowl cream sugar and butter. Add egg, vanilla, and almond extract. Mix well. 

In medium-size bowl combine flour, kosher salt, baking soda, and cream of tartar. 

Add flour mixture to butter mixture.  Mix until smooth. 

Mold dough into a ball and place in plastic wrap. Place in refrigerator 3 hours to overnight. 

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. 

Remove dough from refrigerator and roll out to 1/4 inch on a floured surface.  Cut with cookie cutters and place on a greased or parchment lined baking sheet. 

Place in oven 7 to 8 minutes. 

Remove from oven and cool completely before frosting. 

To Make Frosting: In large-size bowl combine all ingredients on low with electric mixer.  Beat until creamy.  Add additional milk if needed to create a spreadable consistency.  Color frosting as desired. 

Spread frosting on cookies.  Decorate with sprinkles or other decorations if you wish. 

NOTE:  The cookie dough can be frozen so you can make cookies later. 

Makes About 5 Dozen

Prep Time:   60 Minutes

Cook Time:   8 Minutes

Total Time:  68 Minutes

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