Sugar Cookies: A Family Recipe

These are a family tradition. At our most recent party the Stash or Stache Bash – a gender reveal for our second little one – my aunt was in attendance. She tasted the cookies and exclaimed, “These are the best cookies I’ve ever had!”
I laughed – hard! My mom had given me the recipe and on the top read “Toni’s Sugar Cookies.” It was my AUNT’s recipe. 🙂 Of course she got a kick out of that. Here is the image of the original recipe!

Auntie Toni's Sugar Cookies

  • Servings: 12-24
  • Difficulty: easy
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Toni’s Sugar Cookies
1/2 cup softened butter
1/2 cup Crisco
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup powdered confectioners sugar
WHIP well
Then add
1 egg
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 tsp almond extract
In a separate bowl mix dry ingredients
2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
Add slowly to wet ingredients.

You can then roll into balls and flatten with the bottom of a cup or glass OR refrigerate for 2 hours and then roll out and use a cookie cutter.

Confectioner’s sugar
almond extract
This recipe is a bit trickier – especially if you are one who wants specific instructions. I put about 3 cups of confectioner’s (powdered) sugar in a bowl add a teaspoon of water and a teaspoon of milk. Plus a half a teaspoon of almond extract. Then add milk and water alternating until it is a texture I want. You can always add more sugar to get it a bit thicker but remember – a little liquid goes a long way.
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We make make them for most major holidays! Valentine’s Day, St.Patrick’s Day Easter, Halloween, Christmas. (Maybe we should do some on Thanksgiving just for good measure!) These cookies definitely mark special occasions in our family. I hope you can enjoy them too!
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