Christmas in Harmony by Philip Gulley & Ella’s White Sugar Cookies

“Afterward, we’d retire to the basement and drink milk and eat Christmas cookies in the shape of angels…The cookies were still warm and doughy, the milk so cold it hurt my teeth” ~Christmas in Harmony by Philip Gulley

Ella’s White Sugar Cookies


1 cup butter

1 cup powdered sugar

1 egg beaten

1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 teaspoon salt

2 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour

Granulated Sugar


  1. Cream butter. Add sugar. Blend in egg, almond extract, vanilla, salt and flour. Chill.
  2. Roll 1/8 inch thick on well floured canvas. Cut with plain or fancy cutters. Place on greased cookie sheets.
  3. Sprinkle with sugar. Decorate before baking or frost and decorate when cool.
  4. Bake at 375 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes.
  5. Makes about 5 dozen depending on size.


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