Carley's Sugar Cookies

You're welcome in advance.

These are the ONLY sugar cookies you need to make this week. I promise! This is my BFF Carley's sugar cookie recipe and I am thrilled to share it with all of you just in time for Christmas baking to begin!

*Yield: ~24 cookies, depending on the size of your cookie cutters
(I split the recipe in half when making the recipe shown in pictures below)

Ingredients:
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 cup (2 sticks) non-salted butter, cold & cut into chunks (if you use salted butter, omit salt)
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 3/4 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp almond extract

*Scroll to the bottom to see the recipe without pictures.

1. With the mixer on medium-high, cream (mixing until well blended) the butter for 1-2 minutes.


2. Add in the sugar, and cream for another 3-4 minutes.


3. While you are creaming, mix the flour, baking powder, and salt together in a separate bowl and set aside.


4. Add the egg and extracts into the butter mixture until fully incorporated.


5. Mix the flour mixture into the butter mixture in two parts. Mix until it starts to come together but don’t over-mix!


6. Use your hands to knead the dough into a ball.


7. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
8. Roll the dough out onto a floured surface. Carley's trick for the most delicious cookies is to keep the dough extra thick.


9. Cut the dough using cookie cutters and put them in the freezer for 10 minutes on a baking sheet; this will help the cookies not spread and keep their shape.


10. Bake for 10-14 minutes. Their edges should be set but do not let them brown!


11. Cool on a rack and then add icing and sprinkles!

Enjoy! You will LOVE these cookies. They're my favorite of all-time. Tag me on Instagram @morgan_menichini if you make them!



Recipe without pictures:

1. With the mixer on medium-high, cream (mixing until well blended) the butter for 1-2 minutes.
2. Add in the sugar, and cream for another 3-4 minutes.
3. While you are creaming, mix the flour, baking powder, and salt together in a separate bowl and set aside.
4. Add the egg and extracts into the butter mixture until fully incorporated.

5. Mix the flour mixture into the butter mixture in two parts. Mix until it starts to come together but don’t over-mix!
6. Use your hands to knead the dough into a ball.
7. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

8. Roll the dough out onto a floured surface. My trick for the most deliciouscookies is to keep the dough extra thick.
9. Cut the dough using cookie cutters and put them in the freezer for 10 minuteson a baking sheet; this will help the cookies not spread and keep their shape.
10. Bake for 10-14 minutes. Their edges should be set but do not let them brown!
11. Cool on a rack and then add icing and sprinkles!

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