Holiday Sugar Cookies

Dish type
Ready in
38 Minutes


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3 cups all purpose flour


Prep Time
30 minutes
Cook Time
6-8 minutes
Ready in
38 Minutes
  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Mix butter and sugar until creamy and smooth, then beat in egg as well as the vanilla and almond extracts.
  3. Combine baking powder and flour in a separate bowl.
  4. Mixing a little bit at a time, add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.
  5. Mix ingredients until dough forms. The dough will be stiff, so turn the dough out onto a countertop surface if it is too stiff for your mixer. Finish kneading either with the mixer or with wet hands.
  6. Optional: Chill the dough in a fridge for 15-30 minutes.
  7. Divide dough into workable batches. Roll to a 1/4 inch thickness on a floured surface and cut into shapes.
  8. Bake cookies at 350° for 6-8 minutes. Let cookies cool on baking sheet until firm enough to transfer to cooling rack.
  9. Add desired icing and decorations. Enjoy!
If dough is too hard to roll out after chilling, let it sit on counter for a few minutes until it is workable but still stiff. Recipe makes 3 dozen cookies.