We like our Sugar Cookie Cutouts nice and soft…how about you? Here is my recipe that we use for all our Sugar Cookie needs. Enjoy!

Soft Sugar Cookies


  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup butter, softened (real butter)
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 teasp. vanilla extract
  • 1 teasp. cream of tartar
  • 1 teasp. almond extract
  • 1 teasp. baking soda
  • 2 1/2 cups sifted flour (measure after sifting)


  1. Cream together sugar and butter. Add egg and extracts
  2. Mix together flour, baking soda and cream of tartar. Stir into creamed mixture. Chill 2-3 hours or overnight.
  3. Roll out on a lightly powdered board until dough is 1/2 inch thick. Cut with cookie cutters and place on cookie sheet.  Sprinkle with colored sugar or other decorations.
  4. Bake 7-9 minutes at 350. Cool on cookie sheet for 2 minutes ; move to wire rack to finish cooling.