Sugar Cookies

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Sugar cookies are really easy to make. If you’re looking for cookies to decorate, look no further! This is my go to sugar cookies recipe when I need to decorate cookies. The dough is quickly made and can be cut into whatever shape you fancy.

How to make sugar cookies

Sugar Cookies Recipe | Sugar cookies are really easy to make. Make your own sugar cookies with this recipe. You can decorate these cookies or eat them without any icing. | http://www.cakieshq.com | Step 01

First, sift flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl.

 

Sugar Cookies Recipe | Sugar cookies are really easy to make. Make your own sugar cookies with this recipe. You can decorate these cookies or eat them without any icing. | http://www.cakieshq.com | Step 02

In another bowl, mix sugar, butter, almond essence and vanilla extract till creamy.
When creamy, add an egg and mix until fully incorporated.
Next, add flour a spoonful at a time and mix at a lower speed.

 

Sugar Cookies Recipe | Sugar cookies are really easy to make. Make your own sugar cookies with this recipe. You can decorate these cookies or eat them without any icing. | http://www.cakieshq.com | Step 03

When the dough starts to look crumbly, stop mixing and use your hands to form a ball from the dough.
Wrap the dough in clingfilm and leave to chill in the fridge for at least 1 hour.

 

Sugar Cookies Recipe | Sugar cookies are really easy to make. Make your own sugar cookies with this recipe. You can decorate these cookies or eat them without any icing. | http://www.cakieshq.com | Step 04

When the dough has been chilled, roll it out on a floured work surface and use a cookie cutter to cut out cookies.
Transfer the cookies onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake in the oven until the cookies start to turn brown around the edges.

 

Sugar Cookies Recipe | Sugar cookies are really easy to make. Make your own sugar cookies with this recipe. You can decorate these cookies or eat them without any icing. | http://www.cakieshq.com | Step 05

You’ll end up with delicious sugar cookies. Ready to decorate, or just eat them like this!

 

Sugar cookies are really easy to make. Make your own sugar cookies with this recipe. You can decorate these cookies or eat them without any icing.

I love these cookies!

 

Sugar cookies are really easy to make. Make your own sugar cookies with this recipe. You can decorate these cookies or eat them without any icing.

 

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Sugar Cookies
Sugar cookies are really easy to make. Make your own sugar cookies with this recipe. You can decorate these cookies or eat them without any icing.
Suikerkoekjes zijn super makkelijk om zelf te maken. Maak je eigen suikerkoekjes met dit recept. Je kan deze koekjes versieren of gewoon zo opeten.
Votes: 29
Rating: 4.52
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Type Cookies
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Passive Time 1 hour
Servings
Ingredients
Type Cookies
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Passive Time 1 hour
Servings
Ingredients
Suikerkoekjes zijn super makkelijk om zelf te maken. Maak je eigen suikerkoekjes met dit recept. Je kan deze koekjes versieren of gewoon zo opeten.
Votes: 29
Rating: 4.52
You:
Rate this recipe!
Instructions
  1. Sift flour, baking powder and salt together in a bowl.
  2. In another bowl cream the sugar, vanilla and almond essence with the butter until light and fluffy. Add the egg and mix until combined.
  3. At a lower speed add the flour mixture a little bit at a time. Mix until combined and the dough starts to come together. Take the dough out of the bowl, shape into a ball, cover with clingfilm and put in the fridge to chill for at least 1 hour.
  4. Preheat the oven to 350 °F / 175 °C.
  5. Line a baking sheet or cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  6. On a floured work surface roll out the dough to 0,2 inch (0,5 cm) thick and cut into shapes.
  7. Transfer cookies to the prepared baking sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes until the cookies start to turn brown around the edges.
Recipe Notes

Please note that the cup measurements in this recipe are approximate. I have added cups for those that prefer using cups. The recipe is most accurate using weights measurements.

13 comments

  1. Sasha
    22 December 2020

    Just a note to the recipe. Preheating oven as the first step is totally unnecessary since making the dough takes time and it needs to chill too 😀 At least mine heats up in 10minutes… 😀

    1. 23 December 2020

      You’re correct. I actually adjusted the recipe the other day. It could be your browser’ cash was still showing the ‘ old’ order. But it’s been updated accordingly now. Thanks for pointing it out.

  2. Simon
    20 December 2020

    Why do you have pre heating the oven as step 1 then chilling the dough for an hour? Do you leave the oven on for the time it takes to chill? Seems a bit wasteful and would make more sense to pre heat the oven after step 5.

    1. 21 December 2020

      Thanks for pointing it out. the preheating should indeed be later in the steps. I’ve adjusted the recipe accordingly.

  3. Lala
    25 November 2020

    Hey, I use this recipe alL the time! But How long would these last wrapped in plastic treat bag?

    1. 27 November 2020

      Hi Lala,

      I have never stored these in a plastic treat bag so I don’t know. The best you can do is try one and see how long it will last. Another option is to store the wrapped cookies in an airtight container. They usually last about 1-2 weeks when I store them in a container.

  4. Samantha lopez
    9 November 2020

    is there a smaller recipe

    1. 10 November 2020

      I don’t have a smaller recipe, but you can just use half the ingredients to make a smaller batch.

  5. Serhio
    2 October 2017

    I,m going to try 🙂

    1. 4 October 2017

      Nice! 🙂

      1. Jade
        24 December 2019

        I made these tonight with my little boy to leave for Santa! They are delicious, we added chocolate because, why not! It’s Christmas! 😀

        1. 28 December 2019

          That sounds delicous! I’m glad they turned out great 🙂

  6. Serhio
    2 October 2017

    real good, I’ll will make it 🙂

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