Ok, just so you know I will be looking to take a basic cake decorating class in the near future. Frosting cookies is obviously not my forte. But believe me when I tell you that these cookies are delicious. They rise beautifully and are tender and light.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Bake about 8 to 10 minutes.
1 cup sugar
1 cup butter
1 tsp. vanilla or almond extract. I use half vanilla and half almond.
2 tsp. cream of tartar
1 tsp. baking soda
4 cups flour
Cream butter and sugar well. Add eggs and beat until fluffy and light. Add extract( vanilla or almond) and dry ingredients. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Roll as thin or as thick as you like. Cool and decorate.
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