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BEST Sugar Cookie Recipe

Our ALL-TIME favorite Sugar Cookie recipe!! They are always so soft and have the best, creamy frosting with hints of almond. Everyone loves these delicious sugar cookies.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 292 kcal

Ingredients

Cookie

  • 3/4 cup butter softened
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 2 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Frosting

  • 1/3 cup butter softened
  • 4 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • food coloring

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375.

  2. Cream butter, cream cheese, sugars, egg and almond in large bowl (or Kitchen-Aid) until fluffy.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt.
  4. Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture. Stir until soft dough forms.

  5. Roll out and cut with cookie cutter. Thin dough will make crunchy cookies. If you want soft dough, it needs to be about ⅜ in. {NOTE: Try not to handle the dough too much}
  6. Bake 8-10 minutes on greased pan. Let cool.
  7. Make frosting by mixing all ingredients with hand mixer. If too thick, add a tad more milk. Frost cookies and ENJOY!
Nutrition Facts
BEST Sugar Cookie Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 292 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 39mg 13%
Sodium 156mg 7%
Potassium 46mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 44g 15%
Sugars 33g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 7.9%
Calcium 2.2%
Iron 4.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.