Saturday, December 14, 2013

Three generations of Christmas cookies

My great grandmother started one of my favorite holiday traditions: cutout sugar cookies. 

Over the years I have made thousands of dozens and shared with many friends. It's only fair to share the recipe as it is the best I've ever tasted as well.

Zella Abbot's Sugar Cookies
1 cup (2 sticks softened) unsalted butter
1.5 cups powdered sugar
2.5 cups flour
2 tablespoon almond flavoring
1 egg
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda

Mix all ingredients, refridgerate dough overnight in airtight container. Freeze rolling pin, roll out dough with flour. Bake 10 minutes (no longer) at 350 degrees. Allow to completely cool before frosting.

Basic Frosting 
1 stick butter
1 pound powdered sugar
2 tablespoons vanilla

Happy decorating, and may this recipe bring as much joy to you as it has to me!

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