Friday, March 4, 2011

BEST Sugar Cookies

I have been on a quest to find the best sugar cookies.  I am quite picky when it comes to sugar cookies.  I don't like them crispy, I don't like them chewy.  Tender would be the word I would use to describe the perfect sugar cookie, but you want it sturdy for decorating.  Well, slap my ass and call me happy!  These are the best ones I have found so far.  Tender - check.  Sturdy - check.  Scrumptious - double check!   This recipe is also extremely versatile.  You can use the dough for your desired cut-out cookies.  You could roll them into a log shape and coat in colored sugar or sprinkles and use them as a slice and bake.  Anyway you cut 'em (no pun intended) they are FABULOUS!

Sugar Cookies
Recipe Source:  Annie's Eats
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 ½ tsp almond extract
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 ½ c. sifted flour
Cream butter. Add powdered sugar. Blend in egg, almond extract, vanilla, salt and flour. Chill dough until firm. Roll to ¼” thickness on well-floured surface. Cut with cookie cutters. Place on greased cookie sheets. Bake at 375° for 8-10 min. Cookies should not brown. Frost and decorate when cool.

Below is a simple cream cheese frosting perfect for topping!
  • 1 block of cream cheese (room temp)
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2-3 TBSP heavy cream (until desired consistency)
Beat together cream cheese and powdered sugar until well combines.  Add vanilla and heavy cream 1 TBSP at a time until desired consistency is reached.

This recipe has been linked up at:
Tidy Mom
Simply Sweet Home
Crazy Domestic
Mommy's Kitchen


  1. Yummy! These are so pretty with the sprinkles and frosting.

  2. These look and sound delish!!! I will have to give them a try. Thanks :)

  3. Slap my ass and call me happy? You so crazy!!
    Lookin good - looking good!! I like that you rolled them in sprinkles. Annie's Eats does have some pretty amazing recipes. I only just found her blog and all of her recipes have worked out really good for me so far!

  4. Ohhh I am SO going to try this recipe! I love me a good sugar cookie! I love how you use almond extract in it! : ) .... and Brandie cracks me up!! "slap my ass and call me happy!" bahahaha LOVE IT! :D

  5. I still haven't tried these because I was in desperate need of a sugar cookie hiatus. :) However, these.look.awesome. I have one question though, what is the dough like to work with? I'm very picky with sugar cookies too and the dough is one of my big things. PS. I like the frosting stars in your pic. So festive!

  6. LOL, what perfect cookies. Great job of the decoration too.

  7. They look so pretty--perfect for this early spring weather we are having here in North Carolina.

  8. I'm picky about sugar cookies, too. Tender is the word. This sounds like the same recipe my stepdaughter gave me,without comparing side by side. But I recognize the almond. They're wonderful. God enough to eat without the icing. (But I will anyhow.)

  9. "slap my ass and call me happy"..LOVE IT
    Love the cookies too!