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Ingredients for make sugar cookies


  • 1 1/4 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 8 oz cream cheese, cold
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons milk

How to make sugar cookies recipe step by step Instructions


Step 1. In a large bowl, cream together the sugar and butter with an electric hand or stand mixer on high speed for about 3 minutes, until fluffy and the sugar is mostly dissolved. Scrape down the bowl as needed to evenly beat the mixture. 

Step 2. Add the egg, vanilla, and almond extract and mix well, scraping down the sides of the bowl.

Step 3. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Make sure to spoon the flour into your measuring cup and level it off with a knife to ensure accurate measurements. Slowly add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and mix until completely combined.

Step 4. Roll the dough between 2 sheets of parchment or wax paper and place on a baking sheet in the refrigerator. Chill for about 20-30 minutes.

Step 5. When ready to bake the cookies, preheat the oven to 350ºF. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Step 6. Dip cookie cutters of your choice in some extra flour and cut dough into shapes with cookie cutters and transfer to a baking sheet. Gather any excess dough into a ball, then re-roll and cut out more cookies and repeat until all of the dough is used. 

Step 7. Bake cookies at 350ºF for 8-12 minutes. Cool on baking sheet 5 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely before decorating with frosting. Store in an airtight container. 


Mix the butter, cream cheese and almond extract for about 2 minutes, until smooth. Slowly add in the powdered sugar. Add in 1 tablespoon of milk to thin, as needed. If it is too thin (it may be that butter is too soft) add more powdered sugar.


For this recipe, the dough only needs to chill about 20-30 minutes in the refrigerator since it is already rolled out. If you would rather chill the dough first before rolling, you’ll want to increase the chill time to about an hour.

Using the parchment paper is a great tip for rolling the dough, because it eliminates the need to add extra flour to keep it from sticking.

My cookies were done baking in 9 minutes, but check yours closely. You want them to be just barely set and not yet browned. They’ll seem slightly undercooked right out of the oven, but will firm up nicely once cooled. 9 minutes seemed to be the sweet spot for me!

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Nutrition information

This nutrition information is according to per serve. By keep mind while prepare it

Calories 113
Cholesterol 19mg
Sodium 39mg
Potassium 15mg
Carbohydrates 15g
Protien 1g
Vitamin A 150IU
Calcium 130mg

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