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Homemade Sugar Cookies

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.

Homemade Sugar CookiesPreheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper (or coat with baking spray).

Homemade Sugar CookiesIn 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.

Homemade Sugar CookiesAdd in flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.

Homemade Sugar CookiesMix until just combined, making sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl every now and again.

Homemade Sugar CookiesRoll dough into 1″ balls, and roll in sugar.

Homemade Sugar CookiesPlace on baking sheet, about 2″ apart. Bake for 10-11 minutes, or until cookies have set.

Homemade Sugar CookiesAllow to cool.

Homemade Sugar CookiesFeel free to frost them or cover them with a glaze, if desired.

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Yield: 48

Homemade Sugar Cookies

Homemade Sugar Cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes

Ingredients

  • 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
  • Topping
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar for dipping

Instructions

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.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

48

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 80Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 62mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 0gSugar: 5gProtein: 1g

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Trace

Saturday 8th of December 2018

This is an awesome recipe. My wife made these sugar cookies and added cranberries and orange zest to the batter and we both were in heaven until we quickly ran out of cookies. Thank you so much for sharing this heavenly recipe!

Cheyenne

Tuesday 5th of September 2017

I tried this recipe and they are amazing! I prefer the ones not pressed down but great recipe!

Rosie

Thursday 24th of August 2017

Simple easy love it!!! I finally got makeing cookies down pat now I love it they taste as good as they look makeing these for every family reunion and church gathering

Marie

Monday 4th of April 2016

My batter turned out like cake batter. Haven't tasted them yet but hope they taste good.

AJ

Tuesday 19th of January 2016

I just made these cookies. I'm not sure what I did wrong, but they turned oit more like cake than the ones you have pictured.

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