Sugar Cookies

1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1-1/2 cups confectioner's sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2-1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cream of tartar

Mix thoroughly butter, confectioner's sugar, egg,
vanilla and almond extract.  Blend in flour, soda
and cream of tartar.  Cover; chill 2 to 3 hours.

Heat oven to 375.  Divide dough in half.  Roll
each half 3/16 inch thick on lightly floured cloth-
covered board.  Cut into desired shapes. Place on 
lightly greased baking sheet.  Bake 7 to 8 minutes 
or until light brown on edges.  Cool, and then frost.

About 5 dozen 2 to 2-1/2 inch cookies.

Easy Creamy Icing

Mix 2 cups confectioner's sugar, 1/2 teaspoon salt,
1 teaspoon vanilla and about 3 tablespoons milk until
smooth and of spreading consistency.
Tint with food color if desired.