Sugar Cookies
Contributed by Diane S.
Source: Company's Coming for Christmas

3/4 cup butter or hard margarine, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/4 teaspoon cardamom, optional
1/4 teaspoon salt

Cream butter and sugar in large bowl. Add egg and vanilla. Beat. Mix
remaining ingredients in separate bowl. Stir into batter. Roll out 1/8 inch
(3 mm) thick on lightly floured surface. Cut into rounds or different
shapes. Bake on greased cookie sheet in 350F (175C) oven for about 10
minutes. Cool. Decorate. Makes 7 dozen cookies

Variation: For plain sugar cookies, sprinkle with granulated sugar before

Variation: For decorated sugar cookies, sprinkle with colored sugar or
sprinkles before baking or decorate baked cookies with icing.
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