artsy-fartsy mama: Easy Soft Sugar Cookies

Easy Soft Sugar Cookies

Easy Soft Sugar Cookies from #cookies #easyrecipes #sugarcookies

When it comes to cookie recipes, easier is always better. Especially when it comes to sugar cookies. I've never had much luck with the complicated recipes. Plus, just reading through some of them is just exhausting. So I give those of you who are willing to do the tough recipe props, because I'm just too lazy.

This recipe is pretty much just mix and bake. No chilling in the refrigerator involved, and you don't even have to use cookie cutters if you don't want to! Easy, peasy and they are delicious!!

Easy Soft Sugar Cookies from #cookies #easyrecipes #sugarcookies

1 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2 3/4 cup flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt

  1. Preheat oven to 400ยบ
  2. Cream butter and sugar until light & fluffy.
  3. Beat in egg, vanilla, and almond extract.
  4. Mix flour, baking powder, and salt together and add to butter mixture one cup at a time.
  5. Divide dough into two balls (do not chill).
  6. On a floured surface, roll or press each ball with your fingers into a 12" circle about 1/8" thick.
  7. Cut out shapes with floured cookie cutters. Or if you don't want to use cookie cutters, roll the dough into a 1-1 1/2" ball and flatten it to 1/8" thick.
  8. Bake cookies on ungreased cookie sheet for 6-7 minutes.
  9. When cookies are cooled, frost and sprinkle.
    (For the Peep chick and bunny cookies, we added mini chocolate chips for eyes)
Makes about 3 dozen sugar cookies.


  1. Oh how I love sugar cookies! These looks so light and soft and perfect! Pinning!

  2. These look delicious!! I could really go for one right now with my tea :)

  3. I love the spring pastels and brights you've decorated them with. Those look soooo good right now!

  4. Sugar cookies are my favorite! I have got to make some of these!

  5. I LOVE that there is no chilling involved! I always forget that most recipes new chilling and then never have time!

  6. These look so perfect! I love how they keep their shape so well. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

  7. I love sugar cookies! These look delicious!

  8. mmm, now I'm hungry again and I just had dinner ... Looks yummy!

  9. Ahh...these look like those Lofthouse ones! Yumm!

  10. Anything with almond extract involved gets my vote (not to mention no chill time!). Will be trying these for sure!

  11. Yummy! These look so good. My boys would love it if I made some for them.

  12. I love when sugar cookies have a little almond flavor to them!

  13. Just stopped by to let you know you're featured on Carole's Chatter today! Cheers

  14. Oh yum! These look delicious! I need to try making some of these with my girls sometime. I bet they would love helping me! Thanks for the idea!

  15. I can't stand looking at those cookie pictures any more. Holy Yum!

  16. I love the flower cookie cutter. I need to get some more fun ones. I'll be trying this recipe next time I make cookies.

  17. These look amazing! And I'm loving your pretty flower cookie cutter!


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