Mom's Sugar Cookies (Cookies for Santa)

My Mom used to make these with us for Santa. We got to cut the cookies out & decorate them with an easy powdered sugar frosting. As I recall, Santa liked them very much! As an alternative to rolling the dough out, you can roll it into a log shape in parchment or waxed paper, refrigerate it, an the slice it into cookies!

1 c softened butter (2 sticks)
1 1/2 c powdered sugar
1 egg
1t almond extract
1t vanilla extract
1 t baking soda
2 1/2 c flour

  1. Mix flour & baking soda well & set aside.
  2. Cream butter & sugar well.
  3. Add egg, almond, & vanilla extract to creamed butter.
  4. Fold in flour mixture.
  5. Refrigerate dough for 2 hours then roll out to about 1/4 inch & cut cookies.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes.
  7. Decorate & enjoy!