These are the sugar cookies I grew up on. We made these at Christmas for as long as I can remember (along with gingerbread men)! It’s an oldie, but a goody. Plus they’re super fun to decorate (and yes, my ocd kicked in a bit with the piping and filling of these babies)! I remember baking and decorating these cookies with my mom and sisters.
Just as a side note, I omitted the cream of tartar (didn’t have any in the apartment). Not a good choice, made the dough do weird things when refrigerated. So, that said, I strongly advise adding the tarter!
Deluxe Sugar Cookies (1969 Betty Crocker)
1 c. butter, softened
1 1/2 c. powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp almond extract
2 1/2 c. flour
1 tsp soda
1 tsp cream of tartar
Mix butter, sugar, egg, vanilla and almond extract thoroughly. Gradually blend in flour, soda and cream of tartar. Cover and chill for 2 to 3 hrs.
Heat oven to 375°. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
Divide dough in half, roll out half to 3/16th of an inch thick on a well floured surface. Cut into desired shapes and transfer to a baking sheet. Bake 7 to 8 minutes.
For decorators icing simply combine powdered sugar and water to desired consistency.