My Favorite Sugar Cookie Recipe
After trying several sugar cookie recipes, these are always a crowd pleaser. They keep true to whatever shape you cut from the dough and are extremely yummy!
Preheat oven to 400°
1 1/2 c. (3 sticks) butter
1 c. sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp almond extract
3 c. flour
2 tsp. baking powder
Cream butter and sugar. Beat in egg and extracts (if you don't have almond extract, substitute with 1/2 tsp vanilla). Combine flour and baking powder. Add 1-2 tsp water if dough is too stiff. Do not chill dough.
On a floured surface, roll out and cut 1/4" thick cookies.
Bake 7-8 minutes.
Cool completely before decorating.
My favorite batch: Super Bowl XLVIII: Seahawks vs. Broncos Cookies