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
First, sift flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl.
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.
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.
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.
You’ll end up with delicious sugar cookies. Ready to decorate, or just eat them like this!
I love these cookies!