Sensational Sugar Christmas Cookies


1 cup butter, softened
1-1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
Granulated sugar


Mix together sugar and butter. Add egg, vanilla, and almond extract; mix well. Blend in flour, baking soda and cream of tartar.

Cover and chill for about 3 hours.

Preheat oven to 375 F.

Divide dough in half. Roll each half about 1/4-inch thick on lightly floured board.

Cut into desired shapes; sprinkle with granulated sugar.

Place on lightly greased baking sheet.

Bake 7 to 8 minutes or until light brown on edges.

Allow to cool on the cookie sheet for 1 minute, then remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Yield:  About 36 cookies.

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