I have always thought of these as seminary cookies because my friend Julie gave me the recipe when we visited her and Doug back in 1999 while they were still students at Covenant and we never in a quadzillion years thought we’d ever ever be here. Funny how that works. Here’s the recipe for you with very minor modifications:
The Best Sugar Cookies Ever
1 C soft butter (the real thing)
1 1/2 C powdered sugar
1 t vanilla
1/2 t almond extract
2 1/2 C flour
1 t baking soda
1 t cream of tarter
Mix together, roll out using powdered sugar instead of flour on the table to prevent sticking, cut out and bake at 350 for 7-8 minutes.
The Best Sugar Cookie Icing Ever
1 C butter (again, the real thing)
2 1/2 C powdered sugar
2 1/4ish T milk
3/4ish t almond extract
Cream it together, add your favorite colors and presto, yummy yummy icing. Note: I doubled the cookie recipe for the batch you see above which made those plus the (ahem) few that we ate already. The icing recipe is actually halved from the normal because the full round of it always makes way way too much.