Deluxe Sugar Cookies
& Creamy Decorator's Frosting

Deluxe Sugar Cookies

1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 cup margarine or butter, softened
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp almond extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cream of tartar

Mix powdered sugar, margarine, egg, vanilla and almond extract. 
Stir in flour, baking soda and cream of tartar. Cover and refrigerate
at least 3 hours.

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Divide dough into halves. Roll each half 
3/16 inch thick on lightly floured cloth-covered board. Cut into 
desired shapes with cookie cutters. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake until edges are light brown, 7 to 8 minutes. Frost and decorate
as desired. About 5 dozen 2-inch cookies.

Creamy Decorator's Frosting

Beat 1 cup powdered sugar, 1/2 tsp vanilla and about 1 Tablespoon
water or 1 to 2 Tbsp half-and-half until smooth and spreading
consistancy. Tint with food color if desired. Enough for 3 to 5 dozen

Contributed by Marli Leigh, Recepies from Betty Crocker's Christmas Cookbook, 1993.

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