Best and Easiest Sugar Cookies - No refrigeration needed!
 
 
Soft sugar cookie recipe that keeps its shape and does not expand much when baking. No need to chill dough!! Perfect cookies every time.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Unsalted butter
  • 1 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp almond extract
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. In the bowl of your mixer cream butter and sugar until smooth. At least 3 minutes.
  3. Beat in extracts and egg.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine baking powder with flour and add a little at a time to the wet ingrdients. The dough will be very stiff. If it becomes too stiff for your mixer turn out the dough onto a countertop surface. Wet your hands and finish off kneading the dough by hand.
  5. DO NOT CHILL THE DOUGH. Divide into workable batches, roll out onto a floured surface and cut. You want these cookies to be on the thicker side (closer to ¼ inch rather ⅛).
  6. Bake at 350 for 6-8 minutes. Let cool on the cookie sheet until firm enough to transfer to a cooling rack.
Notes
If you must chill the dough just leave it on the counter top for 10 minutes before rolling or work the dough with your hands for a few minutes.
You can omit the almond extract if you do not have it available, however the taste is really fantastic with the hint of almond.
Keep in mind that the recipe yield will vary according to how thick you roll your cookies and how large or small your cutters are.
Bake for 6 minutes to test. They should be soft. Leave them on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to cool completely. If you reach 7-8 minutes and the edges turn brown your cookie will be crisper.
Recipe courtesy of In Katrina's Kitchen. Thank you!!
Recipe by Sweet Hope Lifestlye at https://sweethopestudio.com/easy-sugar-cookies/