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Picture of Simple Sugar Cookies
This is the same basic recipe that my Mom used all my growing up years. It is quite easy to make, with a few secrets to help make it even better.  Be aware that the pictures were taken when I was making a triple batch for a Cub Scout Activity.  (I needed over 90 cookies).  The recipe you see is for a single batch, which will make somewhere around 36 cookies, depending on size and shape.

Step 1:

Ingredients:
1 cup margarine (I used butter flavored shortening)
1 cup sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp. Mexican Vanilla (If you can’t go to Mexico to get the wonderful real thing, then go to your local, Mexican Market and get what they have there.  It will work great!)
3 ½ cups flour
2 tsp. Cream of Tartar
1 tsp. soda
1 tsp. salt
Extra flour
Frosting
Décors (you know, jimmies, colored sugar, etc.)