Decorated Sugar Cookies

Course : Desserts
Serves: 60
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1 1/2 cups Powdered sugar
1 cup Margarine or butter -- softene
1 teaspoon Vanilla
1/2 teaspoon Almond extract
1 large Egg
2 1/2 cups All-purpose flour*
1 teaspoon Baking soda
1 teaspoon Cream of tartar
1 package Creamy vanilla frosting -- Tinted with food col
1 package sugar -- small candie
1 package Candied fruit or nuts

Preparation / Directions:

*if using self-rising flour omit Baking soda and cream of ta Mix powdered sugar, margarine, vanilla, almond extract and egg. Stir in remaining ingredients except granulated sugar. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours.Heat oven to 375 degrees. Grease cookie sheet lightly. Divide dough in half. Roll each half 1/4-inch thick on lightly floured surface. Cut into desired shapes with 2 to 2-1/2-inch cookie cutters. Place on cookie sheet. Bake 7 to 8 minutes or until edges are light brown; cool. Frost or decorate cooled cookies with Creamy Vanilla Frosting tinted with food color if desired. Decorate with colored sugar, small candies, candied fruit or nuts if desired. ABOUT 5 DOZEN COOKIES; 80 COOKIES PER COOKIE.

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