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Sugar Cookie Recipe

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

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (2 sticks / 226 g) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup (200 g) granulated white sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 cups (360 g) all-purpose flour

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350° F.
  • Add butter to the bowl of your stand mixer and cream on medium-high for 1-2 minutes, or until butter is smooth and lighter in color.
  • With the mixer on low, slowly add the sugar and the egg.
  • Scrape the bowl with the mixer off.
  • Turn mixer back on low and add in extracts.
  • Allow all ingredients to combine fully.
  • Add in the baking powder and then 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 bake at 350°F 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.

Notes

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

Serving: 24g | Calories: 127kcal