Sugar Cookies

Sugar Cookies

  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 4 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

Directions

  1. Using a hand mixer or stand mixer, beat butter and sugar until well combined, about 2 minutes.
  2. Add in the eggs and egg yolks and mix until well combined.
  3. Add in vanilla and almond extract and mix until combined.
  4. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, salt, and baking powder. Slowly add the flour to the butter mixture on low speed. Mix until just combined.
  5. Shape dough into two separate disks and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for one hour (or overnight).
  6. Preheat oven to 350 when you are ready to bake.
  7. Working with one refrigerated disk at a time, roll out dough to 1/4 inch thickness (for this I recommend a rolling pin that has measurement rings). Cut out cookies using your favorite shapes.
  8. Add cut-out shapes to a baking sheet using a silicone baking mat. Put the baking sheet in the freezer for about 10 minutes (this will help the cookies hold their shape).
  9. Bake 13-14 minutes.
  10. ENJOY!!