Best Sugar Cookies…yet!

You know those sugar cookies they sell in the grocery store at each holiday and occasion? Those are my favourite, and try as I may, I have yet to find a recipe or tweak a recipe that taste as good. However, I do feel that this sugar cookie recipe is definitely note worthy, and so I am going to share it. In all honesty, it could be the cream cheese icing that makes them so good!


  • 1 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 1/2 cups icing sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar

***if you don’t have almond extract, it taste just fine using only vanilla***


  • Mix all ingredients together, doing flour last
  • Chill for 1/2 hour
  • roll out and shape
  • cook at 350 degrees for 8 minutes or just until cookie is barely cooked (don’t let them cook until the edges are even slightly browned or you get a dry cookie)

Cream Cheese Icing:

  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • sprinkle of salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 cups icing sugar
  • 3 tbsp. milk
  • 4 oz. cream cheese

Mix together, doing the icing sugar last. If it seem to thick or thin adjust accordingly.

***I will just note here, that they are also really good with cut up fruit on top***

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