Child Proof Sugar Cookies

I found this recipe on allrecipes.com. Made them 2 days ago, using Fleischmann\'s unsalted margarine, softened in the microwave, instead of the shortening that the recipe calls for. The kids loved making them and they are yummy! The dough is a bit moist to start with, but gets easy to work with really soon, when you let the kids knead it on a floured surface. They take food coloring great, too!

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups confectioners\' sugar
1 cup butter flavored
shortening
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cream of tartar

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease your cookie sheets.
2. Mix the sugar, shortening, egg, vanilla and almond extract until creamy. Mix in the flour, baking soda and cream of tartar. Make several small balls of dough. Roll out dough to about 1/8 or 1/4 inch thick. Cut into desired shapes with well floured cookie cutters. If desired, press candies, raisins, nuts or sprinkles into cookies. Place cookies onto the prepared sheets.
3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 8 to 10 minutes, depending upon whether you like hard or soft cookies. Remove cookies and let cool on a rack.

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