Recipe: Sugar Cookies

Sugar cookies are a must every holiday season: Valentines, Fourth of July, Halloween and of course, the winter holiday season. Use your favorite icing recipe or sprinkle them with sanding sugar to make a semi-sparkly treat! This is our in house sugar cookie recipe:

SUGAR COOKIE DOUGH

INGREDIENTS

1 lb butter, soft

1 1/4 c sugar

1.5 eggs

1/4 t vanilla

1/4 salt

1/4 almond extract

3 3/4 c flour

1 t baking powder

PREPARATION

  1. Combine butter and sugar in a mixer with paddle attachment and mix on low speed for 10 minutes - until light and fluffy

  2. Add eggs, vanilla, salt ,almond and baking powder, mix on low speed for 2 minutes.

  3. Add flour a little at a time until dough forms.

  4. Wrap in cling wrap and chill overnight before rolling.

  5. Roll and cut in to shapes. Bake at 325° for 10 minutes.

TIPS

Roll + cut shapes and freeze before baking.