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Holiday Sugar Cookies


Holiday Sugar Cookies

Prep Time:  30 minutes
Cook Time:  7 to 10 minutes
Chill Time:  20 to 30 minutes
Yield:  2 to 3 dozen cookies

  • COOKIES:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon Argo® Baking Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon Spice Islands® 100% Pure Bourbon Vanilla Extract
  • ICING:
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Karo® Light Corn Syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons milk
  • Food coloring (optional)
  1. For COOKIES: Cream sugar and butter with electric mixer; add egg. Beat in flour, baking powder, salt and vanilla. Form into two balls. Cover and chill 20 to 30 minutes.


  2. Roll one portion of dough to 1/4-inch thickness on lightly floured surface. Cut with cookie cutters and place on ungreased cookie sheets. Repeat with remaining dough.


  3. Bake in preheated 350°F oven 7 to 8 minutes or until edges are golden. Cool 1 to 2 minutes on baking sheet and then transfer to cooling rack. Ice and decorate as desired.


  4. For ICING: Combine powdered sugar, corn syrup, almond extract and enough milk for desired spreading consistency. Tint with food color, if desired.



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