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I need a REALLY good sugar cookie recipe

Anyone help me out? I've tried at least 6 different recipes, but they NEVER come out right. ANY other cookie known to man - I can master - but not these! LOL You'd think they'd be the easiest.

I want to cut them into Halloween shapes so my kids can decorate them, but they either puff up huge losing the design or they flatten out to rocks and they never have any taste.

I just don't get it --- I choose recipes with "high ratings" & follow the recipes to the "T". All my other cookies come out awesome. It's a conspiracy, I tell ya!

Thanks in advance! :-)

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Laura1229

Asked by Laura1229 at 2:25 PM on Oct. 10, 2009 in Food & Drink

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  • This is my fail safe one from the Original Betty Crocker cookbook circa 1950 :1 1/2 C powder sugar
    1 C butter, softened
    1tsp Vanilla
    \1/2 tsp almond extract
    1 egg
    2 1/2 C flour
    1 TSP baking soda
    1 Tsp cream of tartar
    mix sugar, butter, vanilla almond extract and egg. Stir in remaining ingredients. Cover and refrigerate 2 hours. Heat oven to 375 Grease cookie sheet lightly roll dough to 1/4 in thick cut into desired shapes Bake 7-8 min
    luvschocolate

    Answer by luvschocolate at 8:36 PM on Oct. 13, 2009

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