Homemade Sugar Cookies
When cooking with kids, especially younger ones, don’t worry about achieving a “perfect” look, just enjoy making the memories together 🙂
You can use a teaspoon to scoop them out, but I prefer to use a small melon ball scooper or ice cream scooper to get them even (and it’s easier for the boys). We scoop them out, and place about 2 inches apart on the baking sheet – you don’t want them running together.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper (or coat with baking spray).
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, about 1 minute. Add in the egg, vanilla extract, and almond extract; beat until combined.
Add in flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
Mix until just combined, making sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl every now and again.
Roll dough into 1″ balls, and roll in sugar.
Place on baking sheet, about 2″ apart. Bake for 10-11 minutes, or until cookies have set.
Allow to cool.
Feel free to frost them or cover them with a glaze, if desired.
- 1 cup butter softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp almond extract optional, but it adds an extra layer of flavor
- 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar for dipping
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 80Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 62mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 0gSugar: 5gProtein: 1g
These are a few items I find helpful in my own kitchen, when preparing this These Homemade Sugar Cookies Recipe:
KitchenAid KSM150PSER Artisan Tilt-Head Stand Mixer with Pouring Shield, 5-Quart, Empire RedOXO Good Grips Small Cookie ScoopGood Cook 13 Inch x 9 Inch Cookie SheetAmazonBasics Silicone Baking Mat – 2-PackMcCormick All Natural Pure Vanilla Extract, 4 fl ozWilton Industries Perfect Results Mega Cooling Rack, Black
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