The dough for Sugar Cookies is really easy to make, no fancy ingredients for these cookies. The biggest key is to chill the dough before baking.
Step One: In a large bowl or a bowl of a stand mixer, beat the butter on medium high speed until creamed, about 2 minutes. Then add the sugar and mix again for another 2-3 minutes until it is light and fluffy.
Step Two: Scrape down the sides of the bowl then add the egg plus vanilla and almond extracts. Mix again on medium speed until the ingredients are combined.
Step Three: In a separate smaller bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. Add a bit of the flour mixture to the butter mixture and mix on low speed just until the flour is combined in. Continue until all the flour is mixed in.
Step Four: Next, lay out a sheet of parchment paper and transfer the dough. Lightly flour a rolling pin and roll the sugar cookie dough out to about ¼ inch thickness. Cover with another piece of parchment and transfer the dough to the refrigerator to chill for at least an hour.
Step Five: After the dough has chilled, you can use your favorite cookie cutters to make your shapes. Place the cookies onto a line cookie sheet and bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes.
Step Six: After the cookies are baked and cooled, you can make some royal icing or another favorite frosting to decorate and enjoy!
Sugar Cookies can be very simple to make and these tips below will make sure your cookies come out perfect!
Make sure the Hiland Butter and egg are room temperature before beginning. This helps the ingredients come together easier as well as avoiding overmixing.
It’s much easier to roll out the sugar cookie dough before you chill it rather than attempting to roll out a cold mound of dough. Use a sheet of parchment paper to roll out your dough and then place another sheet of parchment over the top and place in the fridge for at least an hour.
Regular food coloring will add liquid to the royal icing so be aware of that when checking the consistency. I like to use gel food coloring to avoid adding liquid.
We love this Sugar Cookie in my family and also love how easy it is to make! I hope you try it and love it just as much as we do! And if you’re interested in creating more deliciousness with Hiland Dairy products, be sure to check out Hiland Dairy’s recipes too (including some created by yours truly!).
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