Rolled Sugar Cookies
A quick and easy soft sugar cookie recipe that requires no chilling!
Prep Time30 mins
Total Time38 mins
- 1 cup unsalted butter
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp almond extract
- 1 egg
- 3 cups all purpose flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
Pre-heat your oven to 350°F and line a cookie tray with some parchment paper.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together the butter and sugar until smooth (about 3 minutes).
Add in the vanilla extract, almond extract and egg, and beat to combine.
In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt.
Add the flour mixture to your butter/sugar mixture a little at a time, mixing until well combined. The dough will be very thick.
Turn the dough out onto a clean, surface. Knead it a few times until it comes together in a smooth ball. Divide the dough into smaller, workable batches (half or quarters).
Take a portion of your dough and roll it out onto a lightly floured surface. Roll it a little thinner than a 1/4 inch thick. Cut shapes out of the dough with cookie cutters.
Transfer the shapes to your parchment lined tray and bake for 6-8 minutes, until the edges are just barely golden brown. Let cool on the tray for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
Decorate with your preferred icing.
- Recipe source: In Katrina's Kitchen.
- If using salted butter, omit or reduce the amount of salt in the recipe.