Perfect Sugar Cookies

( By lihui )

  • easy
  • 8 servings
    • Prep : 15 Mins
    • Cook : 90 Mins
    • Total : 105 Mins
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Finding a trusty sugar cookie dough recipe for your holiday baking needs can be TOUGH. Ours is the only one you need because: It holds its shape. It's perfect for decorating. You'll get sharp edges every time. We always recommend checking the cookies at 8 minutes to see how golden they are (oven temperatures can vary). Once the edges are golden, the cookies are ready. Enjoy!
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Finding a trusty sugar cookie dough recipe for your holiday baking needs can be TOUGH. Ours is the only one you need because: It holds its shape. It's perfect for decorating. You'll get sharp edges every time. We always recommend checking the cookies at 8 minutes to see how golden they are (oven temperatures can vary). Once the edges are golden, the cookies are ready. Enjoy!
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    Perfect Sugar Cookies

    • easy
    • 8 servings
    • 90 Minutes
    Finding a trusty sugar cookie dough recipe for your holiday baking needs can be TOUGH. Ours is the only one you need because: It holds its shape. It's perfect for decorating. You'll get sharp edges every time. We always recommend checking the cookies at 8 minutes to see how golden they are (oven temperatures can vary). Once the edges are golden, the cookies are ready. Enjoy!
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    Finding a trusty sugar cookie dough recipe for your holiday baking needs can be TOUGH. Ours is the only one you need because: It holds its shape. It's perfect for decorating. You'll get sharp edges every time. We always recommend checking the cookies at 8 minutes to see how golden they are (oven temperatures can vary). Once the edges are golden, the cookies are ready. Enjoy!
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    Perfect Sugar Cookies
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    Ingredients
    • Buttercream Frosting
      • Food coloring
      • 1/4 tsp. Kosher salt
      • 1/2 tsp. Pure almond extract
      • 1/4 cup Heavy cream
      • 5 cups Powdered sugar
      • 1 cup Butter, softened
    • Cookie Dough
      • 1 tbsp. Milk
      • 1 tsp. Pure vanilla extract
      • 1 Large egg
      • 1 cup Granulated sugar
      • 1 cup Butter, softened
      • 1/2 tsp. Kosher salt
      • 1 tsp. Baking powder
      • 3 cups All-purpose flour, plus more for surface
    • Step 1
      In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt and set aside.
    • Step 2
      In another large bowl, beat butter and sugar until fluffy and pale in color. Add egg, milk, and vanilla and beat until combined, then add flour mixture gradually until totally combined.
    • Step 3
      Shape into a disk and wrap in plastic. Refrigerate 1 hour.
    • Step 4
      When ready to roll, preheat oven to 350℉ and line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Lightly flour a clean work surface and roll out dough until 1/8” thick. Cut out shapes and transfer to prepared baking sheets. Freeze 10 minutes (so your shapes hold while baking!).
    • Step 5
      Meanwhile, make frosting: In a large bowl using a hand mixer, beat butter until smooth, then add powdered sugar and beat until no lumps remain. Add cream, almond extract, and salt and beat until combined.
    • Step 6
      Bake cookies until edges are lightly golden, 8 to 10 minutes.
    • Step 7
      Let cool, then frost and decorate as desired.
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      Perfect Sugar Cookies

      • easy
      • 8 servings
        • Prep : 15 Mins
        • Cook : 90 Mins
        • Total : 105 Mins
      Finding a trusty sugar cookie dough recipe for your holiday baking needs can be TOUGH. Ours is the only one you need because: It holds its shape. It's perfect for decorating. You'll get sharp edges every time. We always recommend checking the cookies at 8 minutes to see how golden they are (oven temperatures can vary). Once the edges are golden, the cookies are ready. Enjoy!
      01 Ingredients
      • Buttercream Frosting
        • Food coloring
        • 1/4 tsp. Kosher salt
        • 1/2 tsp. Pure almond extract
        • 1/4 cup Heavy cream
        • 5 cups Powdered sugar
        • 1 cup Butter, softened
      • Cookie Dough
        • 1 tbsp. Milk
        • 1 tsp. Pure vanilla extract
        • 1 Large egg
        • 1 cup Granulated sugar
        • 1 cup Butter, softened
        • 1/2 tsp. Kosher salt
        • 1 tsp. Baking powder
        • 3 cups All-purpose flour, plus more for surface
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      02 Method
      • Step 1
        In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt and set aside.
      • Step 2
        In another large bowl, beat butter and sugar until fluffy and pale in color. Add egg, milk, and vanilla and beat until combined, then add flour mixture gradually until totally combined.
      • Step 3
        Shape into a disk and wrap in plastic. Refrigerate 1 hour.
      • Step 4
        When ready to roll, preheat oven to 350℉ and line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Lightly flour a clean work surface and roll out dough until 1/8” thick. Cut out shapes and transfer to prepared baking sheets. Freeze 10 minutes (so your shapes hold while baking!).
      • Step 5
        Meanwhile, make frosting: In a large bowl using a hand mixer, beat butter until smooth, then add powdered sugar and beat until no lumps remain. Add cream, almond extract, and salt and beat until combined.
      • Step 6
        Bake cookies until edges are lightly golden, 8 to 10 minutes.
      • Step 7
        Let cool, then frost and decorate as desired.
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