LIFE AS YOU LIVE IT: the BEST holiday cookie recipe

the BEST holiday cookie recipe

18 December 2015

Last year we finally cracked the code for the most amazing sugar cookies to date and I have almond extract to thank! After years of trying out different recipes, we stumbled upon one where the cookies maintain their shape when baked, they're fluffy and delicious, AND there is no refrigeration of the dough!! Win, win, WIN!!

We use this sugar cookie recipe multiple times a year for Valentine's day, Easter, Halloween... you name it! Maybe someday I can make an instructional video as to how to make them! That is my best intention, however time and daylight get the best of me... next year maybe? 

  • 1 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 egg
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF
  2. Mix the butter and sugar until it is creamy
  3. Beat in the egg, vanilla extract, and almond extract
  4. In a separate bowl, combine the baking powder and flour. Slowly add to the wet ingredients while still mixing.
  5. Roll some of the dough out onto parchment paper, measuring about 1/4 inch thick
  6. Punch out your cookies using your favorite cookies cutters and then place them onto your cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  7. Bake 6 to 8 minutes and let cool completely before frosting and decorating. 

Enjoy! We usually make our own frosting out of powdered sugar, milk, vanilla extract and food coloring! What is your favorite sugar cookie recipe!?
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