Deluxe Sugar Cookies

Sugar cookies are another popular Christmas cookie. These deluxe sugar cookies can be decorated with frosting or sandwiched together with jelly or jam to make jam jams.

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp Watkins Original Vanilla
1/2 tsp Watkins Almond Extract
2 tbsp milk
2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp Watkins Baking Powder

Directions: Combine butter, sugar, egg, extracts, and milk in large bowl. Stir in flour and baking powder; mix well. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm (about 2 hours).
Preheat oven to 400ºF. On lightly floured surface, roll dough one third at a time to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut with floured cookie cutter. If you are making sandwich cookies, use a smaller cutter or knife to cut the center out of half the cookies. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 6 to 9 minutes or until edges are light brown. Immediately remove to wire rack to cool. Makes 5 to 6 dozen

Watkins Raspberry ExtractIcing for Sugar Cookies
4 cups icing sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
3 to 4 tbsp milk
1 to 2 tsp Watkins Extracts to taste. Vanilla, orange, lemon or raspberry.
Food color if desired

Directions: Combine all ingredients, beat until smooth. Decorate cookies.

Directions for Jam Jams, Sandwich Sugar Cookies

Spread bottom cookies with about 1/2 teaspoon of jelly or jam of your choice, cover with a cookie with the center cut out.  So pretty and tasty!

You’ll find a wide variety of pure extracts and flavors in the JR Watkins Naturals Store.

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