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Easy Sugar Cookies

I saw these on Pinterest and knew I wanted to try them. They were not as easy as I had hoped, but I think these Rainbow Sugar Cookies are sure fun!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Rainbow Sugar Cookie
Servings: 12 cookies
Author: Amanda Rettke

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (226g) unsalted butter
  • 1 cup (200g) granulated white sugar
  • 1 large egg room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 cups (360g) 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 then 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, 1/2 cup at a time, until fully incorporated.
  • Remove bowl from mixer and drop dough onto a floured counter top. Roll out into a flat disc, about 1/4 inch thick.
  • Cut out cookies in desired shape and bake at 350 for 6-8 minutes.
  • Let cool on the cookie sheet until firm enough to transfer to a cooling rack.