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5 from 9 votes

The Best Sugar Cookie Recipe

This is the best Cut Out Sugar Cookie Recipe for holiday baking! These easy cookies have amazingly buttery flavor and hold their shape for decorating. They’re the perfect Christmas cookies for Santa, and any other occasion!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: christmas cookies, easy cookies, holiday baking
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 163kcal
Author: Jill

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, cold
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Using a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.  Add in egg, almond extract, and vanilla extract until well combined.
  •  In a medium mixing bowl, sift together flour, salt and baking powder. Slowly add to the wet ingredients, mixing until well combined.
  • Roll dough in a ball and set aside. Place in the fridge for 10 minutes (optional). Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Roll dough out on a well-floured surface until the dough is 1/4" thick. Use cookie cutters to cut out whatever shapes you desire.
  • Transfer to cookie sheet.  Freeze 5-10 minutes.
  • Remove from freezer and bake for 7-8 minutes or until cookies start to turn lightly golden around the edges.
  • Let completely cool and decorate using your favorite frosting or icing recipe

Nutrition

Serving: 24g | Calories: 163kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 66mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 256IU | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg