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Sugar Cookie Recipe

Easy and delicious! These cookies do not require any chilling!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time8 minutes
Total Time18 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sugar cookie recipe, sugar cookies
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 127kcal
Author: Amanda Rettke--iambaker.net


  • 1 cup (2 sticks / 227 g) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup (200 g) granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 cups (375 g) all-purpose flour


  • Preheat oven to 350° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • To the bowl of a stand mixer, add butter and sugar. Cream on medium-high speed for 1-2 minutes, or until smooth.
  • With the mixer on low, add the egg, vanilla, and almond extract. Stop to scrape the sides of the bowl as needed.
  • Add in the baking powder. Then, add the flour, ½ cup at a time, until fully incorporated.
  • Remove bowl from mixer and drop dough onto a floured countertop. Roll out into a flat disc, about ⅛-¼ inch thick.
  • Cut the cookies out in the desired shape and place onto the lined baking sheet. Bake for 6-8 minutes. (Keep an eye on them! You don't want burnt edges and every oven is different.)
  • Let cool on the cookie sheet until firm enough to transfer to a cooling rack.


Helpful Hint: Place your cookie sheet in the freezer between uses.  


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 127kcal