Sugar Cookies

The most scrumptious sugar cookie recipe just in time for the holidays.

In my family, my mother-in-law is the main cook and baker for the holidays.  My favorite thing to whip up are these delicious sugar cookies.  They are my go to for all holidays, gatherings, and school functions.  Everyone who has tried them agree they are the best they’ve ever had.

The dough is easy to make and is the perfect consistency for rolling out and creating adorable shapes.  Depending on how large you make your cookies, this recipe makes between 2 to 4 dozen cookies!

The icing is what truly makes these cookies special.  Using confectioners sugar (powdered sugar) and milk, along with my secret add in of almond extract, the creamy flavorful icing places these cookies above the rest.  To get the cookies perfectly iced, I make the icing in a bowl and dip the cookies face down.  Press lightly over the entire cookie to ensure full coverage.  Gently lift the cookie up and allow excess icing to drip back into the bowl.  Lay the cookie out to dry. 

Enjoy them today!

Sugar Cookies

  • Servings: 2-4 dozen
  • Difficulty: easy
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Cookie Dough

  • 1 cup Butter
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon Almond Extract
  • 1 Egg
  • 3 cups Flour
  • 2 teaspoon Baking Powder


  • Powdered Sugar
  • Milk
  • Almond extract
  • Food coloring


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°.
  2. Mix the butter and sugar together.  Add in vanilla, almond extract, and egg.
  3. In a separate bowl mix together the flour and baking powder.  Then add it to the butter and sugar mixture.
  4. Once a nice dough has formed, roll it out on a floured surface and cut out designs.  Or you can simply roll them into balls.
  5. Bake on a greased cookie sheet for 12-15 minutes.
  6. Allow the cookies to completely cool before icing.
  7. For the icing, start with a good amount of powdered sugar and add only a little bit of both the almond extract and milk.  Mix the it up.  If they icing is too thick, add a little more milk.  You want a smooth consistency, but not too thick or runny.
  8. Dip the cooled cookies face down into the icing.  Lightly press around the entire cookie to ensure complete coverage.  Gently lift the cookie up and allow excess icing to drip off.  Lay cookie out to dry. Enjoy!


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