Sugar Cookies

recipe

1-½ cup Butter (I Use Unsalted)
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2 cups Sugar
3 whole Eggs
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4 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
2 teaspoons Almond Extract
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4 cups All-purpose Flour
1 teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
1/4 teaspoon Baking Soda

In a mixer, beat butter
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and sugar
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until well combined, about 2 minutes.
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Add in 3 eggs one at a time and mix until combined.

Add in vanilla and almond extract;
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mix until combined.

In a separate bowl, sift together flour,
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salt, and baking powder, and baking soda.
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Slowly (about a cup at a time) add flour to butter mixture and combine. You can use a mixer or not, just depends on how strong you are.

I usually just mix ingredients until they are combined, as I have heard that if you over-mix this dough it will get tough.
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Put dough in some Saran wrap
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and refrigerate for at least one hour. When you are ready to bake, heat oven to 350 degrees. Roll dough out, cut out cookies, and bake for 6-8 minutes.

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Frosting Recipe:

4 cups confectioners sugar
1/2 cup shortening
5 tbsp. milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
food coloring (optional)

In a large bowl cream together the confectioners sugar and shortening until smooth. Mix in the milk and vanilla with an electric mixer until smooth and stiff, about 5 minutes. Add food coloring if desired.

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