To Make Sugar Cookie Mix:
- 2–1/2 cups flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
To Make Sugar Cookies:
- 1 batch sugar cookie mix
- 2 sticks butter, softened
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp almond extract (optional)
Combine ingredients. Store mix in an air-tight container, if you won’t be using it right away.
Blend butter. Then, add egg and extract, and beat until combined.
Slowly add the sugar cookie mix, and continue mixing until dough forms.
Shape the dough into a ball or log, and refrigerate for at least an hour.
Allow the dough to sit out on counter, just until it softens enough to be workable. You want it to be cold, but not so stiff that it resists rolling out.
Roll your dough out on a floured surface to 1/4-inch thickness. Then, cut with cookie cutters.
For slice-and-bake cookies, cut 1/4-inch rounds from a log of cookie dough.
Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes.
Allow cookies to cool. Then, decorate and enjoy.