Thursday, December 15, 2016

Deluxe Sandwich Sugar Cookies

This is the most tender and delicious sugar cookie recipe I have ever made. They stay fresh in a tightly sealed container for days and they freeze well too (even frosted).  We have also shipped them easily.  See note at bottom of page for gluten free ideas.

Of course they don't have to be made as a sandwich cookie. We make them every year as both single and sandwich cookies!

Deluxe Sandwich Sugar Cookies  
1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 cup butter, softened
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp almond extract
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp soda
1 tsp cream of tartar
Chocolate chips for melting

In a large mixing bowl cream butter, egg, vanilla and almond extract.
In a small mixing bowl stir together flour, baking soda, and cream of tartar.
Add flour mixture to creamed mixture. Don't over mix, as this will cause tough cookies.
Refrigerate about 2-3 hours.
Heat oven to 375. Roll out some dough on a floured pastry cloth and cut out shapes.
Bake for 7-8 minutes on an ungreased cookie sheet. Cool completely on wire racks.
Make sandwiches with any flavor of frosting you like. Frost tops to decorate or dip one half in melted chocolate and top with colorful sprinkles. Let cool before storing.

To melt the chocolate for dipping we just melt a cup or two of chocolate chips in the microwave on low. Be careful because chocolate scorches easily.

Cookies ready to dip in chocolate or frost on top.
Note: For gluten free individuals I would not hesitate making these gluten free by substituting a gluten free flour baking blend.  I myself have not tried this recipe gluten free, but I feel like it would be delicious as well.  There are always my yummy gluten free sugar cookies I have posted previously that make great holiday cutouts.

Enjoy and have fun!!