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homemade sugar cookies

Homemade Sugar Cookies Recipe

Sugar cookies, a classic American Dessert, are known to all for its amazing flavor, soft center, and crispy edges. Trying sugar cookies recipe at home is nothing but a matter of great excitement.
Prep Time 1 hr 45 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 2 hrs 45 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, International
Servings 4 people
Calories 198 kcal


  • All-purpose flour 2 and ¼ cups
  • Baking powder ½ teaspoon
  • Butter ( softened to room temperature) ( ¾ cup)
  • Almond extract (optional) ( ¼ or ½ teaspoon)
  • 1 Egg
  • White granulated sugar 3/4 cup
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract Pure and premium quality


  • Stir flour, and baking powder together and set mixture aside.
  • Now, beat the butter and granulated sugar together with a stand mixer until it gets smooth, fluffy and creamy.
  • After that, add whisked eggs, vanilla extract and almond extract ( Optional) together and mix thoroughly with the stand mixer to get a smoothly blended mixture
  • Make sure that all the ingredients are mixed properly. Otherwise, it will affect the taste of your favorite sugar cookies.
  • Now add the previously whisked mixture of flour and baking powder in the thick and wet buttery substance
  • Mix thoroughly. If you find the mixture too soft or too sticky, you can add a little amount of flour to it.
  • This is the step where you need to divide the soft dough into two equal parts.
  • Place the dough on a lightly flour sprinkled parchment paper. Now, make your rolling pin lightly floured and roll it down with each ¼ inch thickness.
  • Sprinkle flour on the rolled out doughs and place a piece of parchment paper on its top to avoid further sticking.
  • Then, place another rolled out dough on the top and make it cover up with a plastic wrap. Now, put it into the refrigerator for a minimum of 1-2 hours and up to a maximum of 2 days.
  • Now Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F
  • Remove the dough pieces from the refrigerator and use a cookie cutter to turn it into the shapes of cookies
  • Continue the process and shape all the cookies. You can shape the cookies according to your own choice.
  • Place all the cookies on the baking sheets with 3 inches gap between each and bake for 11-12 minutes
  • After baking, consider the sugar cookies to get cool down on the baking sheet for few minutes and then place it to a wire rack to make it get cooled permanently.
  • Now, your sugar cookies are ready to decorate with icing
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