Tim’s Mom’s Holiday Sugar Cookies
1 ½ cups confectioner’s sugar
2 1/2 cups of flour
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1 teaspoon of cream of tartar
1 cup of butter or margarine - make sure it's at room temperature
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
½ teaspoon of almond extract
I use a food processor, but you can use a mixer.
In a bowl, stir together the dry ingredients.
Cream sugar and butter/margarine; add in egg, vanilla and almond extracts. Blend in dry ingredients. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and chill until firm. Roll out dough between 1/8” and ¼” thick.
For best results, bake on parchment paper. Bake 7 to 8 minutes at 350 until lightly golden brown at edges.
For frosting, blend confectioner’s sugar with soft butter/margarine, almond extract and milk to thin to the desired texture and consistency.