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    Sugar Cookies Sugar Cookies

    1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
    1 cup stick margarine or butter,* softened
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    1/2 teaspoon almond extract
    1 egg
    2 1/2 cups Gold Medal all-purpose flour**
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    1 teaspoon cream of tartar
    Granulated or colored sugar


    Mix powdered sugar, margarine, vanilla, almond extract and egg in large bowl. Stir in remaining ingredients except granulated sugar. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours.

    Heat oven to 375 F. Lightly grease cookie sheet.

    Divide dough in half. Roll each half 1/4 inch thick on lightly floured surface. Cut into desired shapes with 2- to 2 1/2-inch cookie cutters. Sprinkle with granulated sugar. Place on cookie sheet.

    Bake 7 to 8 minutes or until edges are light brown. Remove from cookie sheet. Cool on wire rack.

    *We do not recommend using vegetable oil spreads.

    **If using self-rising flour, omit baking soda and cream of tartar.

    Makes about 5 dozen 2-inch cookies

    This recipe displayed with permission from General Mills, Inc.

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