Soft Sugar Cookies

Soft Sugar Cookies

1 cup sugar

1 cup salted butter, softened

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon almond extract, optional

1 egg

1 tablespoon vanilla yogurt

2 1/3 cups flour

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a baking pan by lining with parchment paper. In a large bowl, cream together sugar and butter (can use mixer). Add vanilla extract, almond extract, egg, and yogurt. Whisk flour and baking soda together, then add to creamed mixture, mix well. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto prepared pan. Can be flattened slightly with glass dipped in sugar for plain cookies or baked plain if using icing. Bake for 9 - 11 minutes.  Cool on pan for 5 minutes, then remove to wire rack to continue cooling. Let cool completely before icing.

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