These are my aunt's favorite cookies! When we make them for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner she swears she could eat them all. Sometimes she even makes us hide them from her! Yes, they're that delicious.
I made these for my bake sale last week (red, white, and blue stars for Veterans) and they were a hit. An elementary teacher came over and bought (not lying) at least a dozen. By Saturday night she said they were all gone. So much for freezing them for the holidays...
I'm pretty picky when it comes to cookies. Nothing too crunchy, too sweet, too dry, too soft. Let's just say I'm pretty hard to please. (You can blame my mother for that one! I've been spoiled since day one with delicious homemade cooking!)
These may be the only sugar cookies I'll eat. They're firm, but not too hard. Soft, but not fall apart in your hand. Sweet, but not that you can't finish the whole cookie. (You
could will easily eat more than one!)
Oh...and don't forget to sample the dough! You can always tell if a cookie is going to be good by tasting the dough. :)
Cut Out Sugar Cookies
- 1 cup margarine
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3 eggs
- 3 1/2 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons cream of tarter
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 3 cups confectionery sugar
- 1/4 cup margarine
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Combine all ingredients in the bowl of a standing mixer.
Cover and chill several hours before rolling.
Preheat oven to 350° F.
Roll and cut out on a generously floured surface.
Bake 10 to 12 minutes.
Allow to cool before frosting.
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