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Basic Sugar Cookies recipe

You know the holidays are fast approachingwhen the aroma of freshly made sugar cookies fills the room.

Recipe: Basic Sugar Cookies

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon salt

  • Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
  • Cream together butter and sugar in a largemixing bowl. Beat in egg and vanilla. In a separate bowl, combineflour, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt. Slowly add flourmixture to butter mixture. Cover and chill for 2 hours.
  • Roll out chilled dough on floured surfaceto about 1/8-inch thick and cut into desired shapes.
  • Place on ungreased baking sheets and bakefor 6 to 7 minutes or until lightly browned.
    Cool on the sheets about 1 minute before moving to racks. Decorateas desired.

    Makes 24 cookies.

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