Denise’s Christmas Sugar Cookies

Here are my pink reindeer Christmas cookies. I don’t have a reindeer cookie cutter so I used a horse and a bunny cookie cutter to make these ‘almost look like a reindeer’ cookies.

No contest here, these are the best sugar cookies!

1 cup butter, room temperature

1  1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 almond extract

2  1/2 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon cream of tartar

Cream together the butter and powdered sugar. Stir in egg,, vanilla and almond extract. When well blended, mix in flour, baking soda and cream of tartar. Form into a ball. Cover and chill for 2 hours to overnight.

On a floured surface roll out dough to 3/16 – 1/8 inch thickness. Cut shapes with cookie cutters. Place on greased baking sheet. Bake at 350 for 5-8 minutes, depending on size of cookies.


2 cups powdered sugar

2 tablespoons butter

1 teaspoon almond extract

3 tablespoons milk

Blend well and frost cooled cookies. Top with colored sugar.

In memory of Denise.