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Christmas is almost here but I still need to bake my cookies. I love searching for sugar cookie recipe on the Internet. This year I’m trying Kittencal’s Buttery Cut-Out Sugar Cookies!
What’s your favorite Christmas cookie?
• 1 cup butter, softened (no substitutes)
• 1 cup sugar
• 2 eggs
• 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
• 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
• 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
• 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
• 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
In a large bowl combine butter with sugar, eggs, vanilla and almond extract; beat using an electric mixer on high speed until light and fluffy.
In another bowl combine the flour with baking powder, baking soda and salt; gradually stir into the butter mixture until well blended.
Cover bowl with plastic wrap and chill for 2 hours.
Set oven to 400°F.
Line cookie sheets with parchment paper (do not grease cookie sheets use parchment paper only).
On a very lightly floured surface roll out the dough into about 1/4-inch thickness.
Cut into desired shapes using cookie cutters. Place cookies 2-inches apart on cookie sheet.
Bake 4-6 minutes. Remove cookies to wire racks to cool completely before icing.