Decorated Sugar Cookies
Author/Submitted by: Betty Crocker's Cookbook
margarine or butter,
cream of tartar
Creamy Vanilla Frosting
tinted with food color,
candied fruit or nuts
*If using self-rising flour,
baking soda and cream of tartar.
Mix powdered sugar, margarine, vanilla, almond extract and egg. Stir in
remaining ingredients except granulated sugar. Cover and refrigerate at
least 2 hours.
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Grease cookie sheet lightly. Divide dough in
half. Roll each half 1/4-inch thick on lightly floured surface. Cut into
desired shapes with 2 to 2-1/2-inch cookie cutters. Place on cookie sheet.
Bake 7 to 8 minutes or until edges are light brown; cool. Frost or
decorate cooled cookies with Creamy Vanilla Frosting tinted with food
color if desired. Decorate with colored sugar, small candies, candied
fruit or nuts if desired. ABOUT 5 DOZEN COOKIES; 80 COOKIES PER COOKIE.