As I’m sure you know there are chocolate people and vanilla people. When given a choice I always pick chocolate be it cookies, ice cream or candy. But there is something about these plain vanilla cookies. I can not stop eating them. Once I eat one I can not stop. They are crack. The cookies are light, delicate and delicious. My mother got the recipe from a neighbor when I was a child. A few times a year she makes them, usually at Christmas or Valentines Day since she has cute cookie cutters for those holidays. I particularly enjoy these cookies when they are quite browned. I hope you enjoy them too. Just be warned: Once you have one you will want more.
Roll Out Sugar Cookies
1 1/2 c. sifted confectioners sugar
1 c. butter
1 tsp. vanilla
2 1/2 c. flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cream of tarter
1/2 tsp. almond flavor (optional)
Cream sugar and butter. Mix in egg and flavorings. Stir dry ingredients together. Blend into sugar mixture. Refrigerate 2-3 hours. Heat oven to 375. Roll out and cut. Bake about 7 minutes.