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Vanilla Sugar Cookies

Vanilla Almond Sugar Cookies


  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup butter, cold and cubed
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp almond extract


  • In a bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and cornstarch. Set aside
  • Using a stand mixer or hand mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy
  • Add egg and vanilla and almond extracts and continue beating until all incorporated
  • On low speed, slowly add the flour mixture in three batches, beating until just combined, scraping don the sides between additions. Do not over beat
  • The dough will be crumbly. Using your hands knead the dough into a ball.
  • Using only half the dough, roll to ¼ inch thickness on floured surface.
  • Cut into shapes using floured cookie cutters. Place on parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
  • Place entire cookie sheet in the freezer for 10 minutes
  • Preheat oven to 350°F
  • Transfer cookies from freezer straight into the preheated oven
  • Bake for 9 -10 minutes for large cookies and 7-8 minutes for smaller cookies. (watch your first batch of cookies closely to get the timing right for the size of cookies you are making)
  • Let cool on baking sheet for 2 minutes before transferring to cooling racks to cool completely
  • Store at room temperature in air tight container