I love traditions and ever since I can remember, my grandmother would get all my cousins, sisters and I together to make Christmas crafts. It quickly became one of our favorite days of the year but as we’ve all gotten old (as has she), it has become harder to do. Therefore, this year I decided to get everyone together at my house instead and keep it simple by making sugar cookies. It was an easy task, but oh so fun to all be together. We played Christmas music and made a huge mess!
The cookies were delicious and the recipe was so easy! It’s my Grandmother’s recipe, so things have been changed over the years according to experience.
Here it is:
1 1/2 cup sugar
1 cup margarine or butter
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp almond extract ( if you want )
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cream of tartar
Mix first 5 ingredients together.
Mix in the rest of the ingredients
Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours
Heat oven to 375.
Divide dough into 2 halves
roll out to 1/2 inch (approx.)on floured board or counter,cut into shapes
Place on slightly greased cookie sheet unless it is non stick )
Bake till edges are light brown 7-8 minutes.makes 5 dozen 2 inch cookies.
For the smaller, thinner cookies, we cooked them for 5 minutes and they came out perfect. So easy!