Grandma’s Sugar Cookies Recipe

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Grandma's Sugar Cookies Recipe
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  1. 2 cups sugar
  2. 1 cup butter, softened
  3. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  4. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  5. 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  6. 3 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  7. 2 teaspoons baking powder
  8. 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  1. 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  2. 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  3. 1/2 to 2/3 cup evaporated milk
  4. Assorted food coloring and decorations of your choice
  1. In a large bowl, cream the sugar, butter, vanilla and salt. Add eggs and mix well. Combine the flour, baking powder and baking soda; add to creamed mixture. Chill until firm, about 1 hour.
  2. On a floured surface, roll dough to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut shapes with cookie cutters; place on greased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 7-12 minutes (depending on size) or until light golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the confectioners’ sugar, extract and enough milk to achieve desired consistency. Tint with food coloring. Decorate cookies as desired. Yield: 6 dozen 2-1/2-inch cookies or 1-1/2 dozen 4-1/4-inch cookies.
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