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5 from 4 votes

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 24
Calories: 220kcal
Author: Sandra

Ingredients

Sugar Cookies

  • 1 1/4 cups white sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract or clear vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar

Frosting

  • 4 cups confectioner's sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter room temp
  • 5 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract or clear vanilla extract

Instructions

Sugar Cookies

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Lightly grease 2 cookie sheets.
  • Cream together sugar and butter. Beat in egg yolks and almond or vanilla extract.
  • Add flour, baking soda, and cream of tartar. Stir. (Note: dough will be firm, not like your normal cookie dough. Don't worry it is supposed to be this way.)
  • Form dough into walnut size balls and place 2 inches apart on cookie sheet. Don't flatten. Bake 10 to 11 minutes, until tops are cracked and just turning color.

Frosting

  • In a large bowl, cream together the confectioner's sugar and butter until smooth. Gradually mix in the milk and almond or vanilla with an electric mixer until smooth and stiff, about 5 minutes. Color with food coloring if desired. Recipe makes 3 cups.

Notes

Adapted from All Recipes

Nutrition

Calories: 220kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 132mg | Potassium: 31mg | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 330IU | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.7mg