Easy Sugar Cookies

Makes 48 Cookies

  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 cup margarine
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  1. Cream sugar and margarine; add egg and flavorings and mix well.
  2. Stir dry ingredients together in a bowl; mix into sugar and margarine mixture.
  3. Refrigerate cookie dough for 2 to 3 hours.
  4. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  5. Roll dough out to 3/16-inch thick.
  6. Cut cookies into desired shapes with cookie cutters and place on a cookie sheet.
  7. Bake 7-8 minutes until delicately brown.
  8. Let cool.

To make a quick icing/glaze you will need:

  • 1 cup of powdered sugar.
  • 2 Tablespoons of milk
  • Food coloring if desired

Whisk the sugar and milk together.  You may need more milk depending on desired thickness.  Add food coloring if desired.

About Sarah Polan

Sarah Polan entered New River Community College in the summer of 2008 at age 16 after being homeschooled her entire life. She had already been a member of the Roanoke Times "Edge" staff for two years at that point. Sarah came to New River with the dream of rebuilding the long forgotten school newspaper and with the help and encouragement of Janet Hanks and the IT staff, the online Knight Rider was born. Sarah has served as editor and contributing writer for three semesters and continues to coordinate and produce the e-paper biweekly. She also edits an on-line national publication for the Boy Scouts of America Southern Region Venturing division and will be contributing an article to the nationally published Scouting magazine blog. She has also provided a student blog post to the student organization VA21. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys traveling in search of her dream college which she will transfer to next year.
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