Hello Everyone!! Here is 2nd in my series of cookie bears-- meet Sprinkles! aka Sprinkles on top..aka Sugar cookie.. yes she goes by other names! Sprinkles is a cute silly little bear measuring 1 1/2 inches sitting and comes in her own little cookie jar. Sprinkles will be auctioned off on ebay under my ebay user name... primlinda999. Now for the recipe:
You will need: 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, 1 cup margarine or butter, softened, 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, and sprinkles.
Mix powdered sugar, butter, vanilla, almond extract, and egg in large bowl. Stir in remaining ingredients except sprinkles. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours.
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Grease cookie sheet lightly with shortening.
Divide dough in half. Roll each half 1/4 inch thick on lightly floured surface. Cut into desired shapes (preferably teddy bears) with 2 to 2 1/2- inch cookie cutters. Sprinkle with sprinkles. Place on cookie sheet.
Bake 7 to 8 minutes or until edges are light brown. Remove from cookie sheet and cool on wire rack. If desired.. don't add sprinkles until baked and cover cookies with buttercream frosting and then sprinkles-- Yummy! These are a tradition in my home every Christmas and now Easter too! The kids love them and so do I!
Hope you enjoy seeing Sprinkles and try the recipe too! Talk soon--- Hugs, Folksie Linda