Sugar Cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 24 cookies


For the Cookies

  • 1 Cup Butter unsalted, softened
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Egg large
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • 3/4 Teaspoon Almond extract
  • 3 Cups Flour
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1-2 Tablespoons Cream optional

For the Icing

  • 3 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons Milk
  • 2 Tablespoons Light Corn Syrup
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • Food coloring of choice


  • Mix the softened (not melted) butter with the sugar for 1 1/2 minutes until light and fluffy.
  • Add the vanilla, almond and egg and beat again.
  • Add dry ingredients and mix until combined. Dough is soft and crumbly, but should ball up as you grab it and press it to form the ball. Wrap tightly in saran wrap to rest in the fridge for 10 minutes. If it needs to rest longer you will need to let it sit on the counter to soften from the chill of the fridge.
  • Roll to 1/2 -inch thick (whatever you like) over a very, very light dusting of powdered sugar, never flour as it weighs the dough down.
  • Cut into shapes and place on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Bake at 350 for 7-8 minutes.
  • Cookies will not be brown, if you like them soft. If you like them crisp, then let the edges brown just slightly.


  • In a bowl, add the powdered sugar, milk, corn syrup, and vanilla. Mix together until smooth, shiny.
  • Frost cookies using a piping bag and small tip.
Nutrition Facts
Sugar Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 163 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 28mg9%
Sodium 95mg4%
Potassium 47mg1%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 255IU5%
Calcium 16mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.