Get those cookie cutters ready! These sugar cookies are super simple and taste delicious!
1 cup unsalted butter
1 cup granulated white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups all-purpose flour
Preheat oven to 350° F.
Cream butter and sugar in your mixer until smooth, at least 3 minutes
Beat in vanilla and almond extracts and egg.
In a separate bowl, combine baking powder and salt with flour and add a little at a time to the wet ingredients. The dough will be stiff. If it becomes too stiff for your mixer turn out the dough onto a countertop surface, flour surface as needed. Finish kneading the dough by hand.
DO NOT CHILL THE DOUGH. Divide into 2-3 workable batches, using your favorite rolling pin, roll out to about 1/4 inch thick onto a floured surface, grab your favorite cookie cutters, and cut.
Bake at 350º F for 6-8 minutes. Let cool on the cookie sheet until firm enough to transfer to a cooling rack.
Shelly the Sweet Elf