Holiday Sugar Cookies

Dish type
Dessert
Ready in
38 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3 cups all purpose flour

Directions

Prep Time
30 minutes
Cook Time
6-8 minutes
Ready in
38 Minutes
  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Mix butter and sugar until creamy and smooth, then beat in egg as well as the vanilla and almond extracts.
  3. Combine baking powder and flour in a separate bowl.
  4. Mixing a little bit at a time, add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.
  5. Mix ingredients until dough forms. The dough will be stiff, so turn the dough out onto a countertop surface if it is too stiff for your mixer. Finish kneading either with the mixer or with wet hands.
  6. Optional: Chill the dough in a fridge for 15-30 minutes.
  7. Divide dough into workable batches. Roll to a 1/4 inch thickness on a floured surface and cut into shapes.
  8. Bake cookies at 350° for 6-8 minutes. Let cookies cool on baking sheet until firm enough to transfer to cooling rack.
  9. Add desired icing and decorations. Enjoy!
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Disclaimer
If dough is too hard to roll out after chilling, let it sit on counter for a few minutes until it is workable but still stiff. Recipe makes 3 dozen cookies.