Soft Sugar Cookies

Soft Sugar Cookies

"'These soft cookies are always a hit, so I often stir up a big batch,' writes Coleen Walter of Bancroft, Michigan. 'I usually add food coloring to the frosting to coordinate with the current holiday.'"
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  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, vanilla and almond extract. Combine the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, salt and nutmeg; gradually add to creamed mixture.
  2. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees F for 8-10 minutes or until light brown. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  3. For frosting, in a large mixing bowl, combine the butter, confectioners' sugar, almond extract and enough water to achieve desired consistency. Tint with food coloring if desired. Frost the cookies.

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Delicious! They are cake like and I made larger cookies. Just what I was looking for! I didn't have cream of tartar, so I substituted that and the baking soda for 2tsp. baking powder and I used ...

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The taste of this cookie is very good. However, I was hoping for a bigger, flatter cookie. I figured out by the end of the batch that is you use a lot of dough for each cookie they are a little...

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Delicious! They are cake like and I made larger cookies. Just what I was looking for! I didn't have cream of tartar, so I substituted that and the baking soda for 2tsp. baking powder and I used ...

This recipe was great when I tweeked it a little. I substituted butter with 1 stick of crisco butter flavor which gave it a great buttery taste. I also added 3 tablespoons of water. I didn't hav...

The taste of this cookie is very good. However, I was hoping for a bigger, flatter cookie. I figured out by the end of the batch that is you use a lot of dough for each cookie they are a little...

This is a fabulous recipe. I am the Public Relations Coordinator for Alpha Gamma Delta sorority at CMU and I make these cookies for the fraternities. They request them ALL the time! Great cookie...

Not what i expected. I t was too light and airy. I like sugar cookies soft and chewy. These where not the lest bit chewy. I added more dry ingredience. I think its the 2 eggs that make it more l...

Absolutely wonderful - not too sweet and so soft and chewy! I made them "drop-style", just like the recipe called for but I used a small scoop and made them smaller. I also iced them with a vani...

This is not the best recipe that I have ever tried, but for a very cakey cookie, it is pretty good. I didn't have any almond extract, so I just used 1 1/2 tsp. of vanilla. I also decided not...

I made these cookies for Thanksgiving and they were a hit. They didn't last very long and one of my family members asked me if I could make more. This recipe I will be keeping for a very long ti...

these cookies turned out awsome for christmas, i used cookie cutters instead of a spoon, next time i better make twice as many!

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