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The Best Sugar Recipe EVER

Author: Kristin

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup butter or margarine room temperature
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg room temperature
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar*
  • * If you don't have cream of tartar on hand you can replace the last three ingredients (flour, baking soda, cream of tartar) with self rising flour.

Instructions

  • In a large bowl or your stand mixer, mix butter, sugar, egg and vanilla.
  • Stir in the flour, baking soda, and cream of tartar, just until combined.
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least thirty minutes.

For cut-outs:

  • Roll chilled dough onto a lightly floured surface to about 1/4 inch thick. Cut out desired shapes and place 2" apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 7-8 minutes. Allow to cool a couple of minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

For drop cookies:

  • Using your hands or a cookie scoop, roll dough into two inch balls. Roll in granulated sugar or dip in sprinkles (optional) and place on a cookie sheet approx. two inches apart. Press down lightly with the palm of your hand. Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 7-8 minutes. Allow to cool a couple of minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Frost with your favorite icing recipe. Mixing powdered sugar and water works well to create a nice glaze that will harden at is sits. Just add water to the powdered sugar until it's a consistency you like.