My Favorite Sugar Cookies
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The Perfect Sugar Cookie

If you are looking for the perfect sugar cookie recipe, this is it!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword perfect sugar cookies
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 34 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 161kcal
Author Leigh Anne Wilkes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. almond extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt

Glaze:

  • 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. almond extract
  • 4-5 tsp. milk I used whipping cream

Instructions

  • Mix butter, sugar and extract in a large bowl
  • Beat until cream, 1 to 2 minutes
  • Add remaining ingredients
  • Beat 1 to 2 more minutes
  • Roll dough into 1 inch balls
  • Place 2 inches apart on cookie sheet and flatten balls to 1/4 inch thickness with the bottom of a buttered glass dipped in sugar
  • Bake at 400 for 7-9 minutes or until edges are very lightly browned
  • Cool 1 minute
  • Move to a wire rack
  • Stir together glaze ingredients with a wire whisk
  • Decorate cooled cookies with glaze and sliced almonds (optional)

Nutrition

Calories: 161kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 88mg | Potassium: 24mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 236IU | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg