Wow....Excellent Recipe....I did add the additional 1/4 cup sugar, doubled the vanilla, and added about a teaspoon of almond extract, as others had suggested. I made the dough up yesterday, and let it chill overnight, it was very easy to work with. I used a 3 1/2 inch round cookie cutter and got 2 1/2 dozen of cookies, which is plenty for my family. Instead of greasing the pans, I used parchment paper, I baked for 10 minutes, I did let them rest on the pan for about 5 minutes before placing them on the racks to finish cooling. To decorate I used the "Sugar Cookie Frosting" from this site, then just added different sprinkles. One thing I did do is put the dough back into the fridge, while the other cookies baked, when the dough gets warm it is harder to work with, so keep it chilled. I also dusted any excess flour off both sides of the cookie before baking, I always do this, I don't like flour caked onto a cookie after it is baked, plus it doesn't look pretty. Another thing is just take your time, don't try to rush, have fun making the cookies, even my little guy (3 year old) had fun helping make the dough, and decorate the cookies. My hubby said if he wasn't home to see us make them, he would of thought I bought them from a bakery. They not only look professional, but taste it as well. This is now our new sugar cookie recipe. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe, also Thanks to those that have given advice on "tweaking" the recipe for additiional flavor.
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Wow....Excellent Recipe....I did add the additional 1/4 cup sugar, doubled the vanilla, and...