Easy Sugar Cookies
|All purpose flour||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|Baking powder||3⁄4 Teaspoon|
|Butter||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Sugar||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Almond extract||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
Sift flour, measure, and resift 3 times with baking powder and salt.
Cream butter well, blend in sugar, and add egg, beating vigorously until smooth and fluffy.
Stir in flavorings; then add flour and mix until smooth.
Chill dough; form balls 1/2 the size of walnuts, place on greased baking sheet, press flat with tines of fork.
(A flat bottomed glass covered with clean cheesecloth which has been wrung out of cold water may be used to flatten cookies.) Brush cookies with slightly beaten egg white and sprinkle with granulated sugar, crushed rock candy, or chopped nuts.
Bake in a moderately hot oven (400 °F.)10 minutes, or until delicately browned.
48 medium cookies.