My daughter loves to help me bake. I enjoy baking with her. It’s mother daughter bonding time. She helped me picked the cookie cutter shapes. After I rolled out the dough, she helped me cut it. Making sugar cookies is similar to play-doh so she likes it and had fun helping.
- 3 Cups of flour
- 2 tsp Baking Powder
- 2 Sticks of butter
- 1 Cup butter
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp Vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp Almond extract
Preheat the oven to 350 Degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl, stir flour and baking powder together. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar. Stir in eggs, vanilla extract, and almond extract. Add the flour and baking powder in and kneed the dough.
* The dough doesn’t really stick well together and it breaks apart easily. DO NOT CHILL THE DOUGH!
Roll the dough out into 1/4 inch thick. Using cookie cutters, cut them into shapes. Place the cookies on the baking sheet and freeze them for 5-7 minutes. Then bake for 10-12 minutes. Let it cool off before decorating.
I made my own royal icing for the sugar cookies. Click here for the recipe.