Buttery Sugar Cookies That Hold Their Shape!

So I saw a picture of sugar cookies on Pinterest and I couldn’t get that picture out of my head! My mouth was watering and drooling all day. Gross, right? And embarrassing wearing a wet shirt all day at work! No, it wasn’t a wet t-shirt contest. Just plain drool. :)

So, that picture of sugar cookies got me thinking about this great sugar cookie recipe I have where the cookies totally hold their shape! They are buttery delicious and sure to please! It rolls out easily! You won’t want to go back to any other sugar cookie recipe!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine butter with sugar, eggs, vanilla and almond extract. Beat using an electric mixer on high speed until light and fluffy.
  2. In another bowl, combine the flour with baking powder, baking soda and salt. Gradually stir into the butter mixture until well blended.
  3. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and chill for 2 hours.
  4. Set oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  5. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper (do not grease cookie sheets; use parchment paper only).
  6. On a very lightly floured surface, roll out the dough into about 1/4-inch thickness.
  7. Cut into desired shapes using cookie cutters.
  8. Place cookies 2-inches apart on cookie sheet.
  9. Bake 4-6 minutes.
  10. Remove cookies to wire racks to cool completely before icing.

Recipe by Kittencal.com

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Recipe type: Cookies, Cookies & Bars, Desserts
Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, combine butter with sugar, eggs, vanilla and almond extract. Beat using an electric mixer on high speed until light and fluffy.
  2. In another bowl, combine the flour with baking powder, baking soda and salt. Gradually stir into the butter mixture until well blended.
  3. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and chill for 2 hours.
  4. Set oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  5. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper (do not grease cookie sheets; use parchment paper only).
  6. On a very lightly floured surface, roll out the dough into about 1/4-inch thickness.
  7. Cut into desired shapes using cookie cutters.
  8. Place cookies 2-inches apart on cookie sheet.
  9. Bake 4-6 minutes.
  10. Remove cookies to wire racks to cool completely before
  11. icing

About Jen

Jen is owner, author, and creative mind behind Bakerette. Jen eats a vegan diet and recently converted Bakerette to a plant-based website that offers a smattering of healthful recipes! Jen is author of the cookbook Festive Feasts: Meals and Memories from Halloween to Christmas, which can be purchased online at Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

Comments

  1. How many does this make?

  2. So, I’m not a baker but, i was recently asked to bake around 5 dozen Bison shaped sugar cookies for a community event and couldn’t say no. They supplied me with a cookie cutter. After an extremely long weekend, I thought I would get away with using store bought cookie dough. I rolled the “tube” of dough out, cut the cookies, and put them in the oven and they came out looking nothing like bison…I’m praying this recipe saves me some embarrassment. Do you know approximately how may this recipe will make?

    • I do, too, Tiffany! Let me know how it works out for you! Nothing worse than failed cookies for an event! Good luck!

  3. Beautiful photo… they look amazing!! Can I eat them all??? Pinned

    • That’s the hard part of having a food blog…I want to eat everything! It’s starting to catch up to me! Thanks for stopping by.

  4. I hope this is THE definitive roll-out sugar cookie recipe that I’ve been looking for. :)