The Best Sugar Cookie Recipe {VIDEO}

These are the BEST Sugar Cookies. They are super easy to make (using only six ingredients) and they are perfect for decorating. You will never need another sugar cookie recipe again!

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Christmas is near, Christmas is near! I talk myself into staying sane until Christmas Day every year because once it arrives I can relax, enjoy, disconnect, unwind. On a completely opposing note, the grocery store was frazzling and chaotic this morning. Harried shopping carts were weaving through the aisles, causing my blood pressure to rise. The good news is that we are totally stocked up on food for the next three to five days. Yay!

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One of the tasks I've squeezed into the past few weeks is making a few batches of my favorite sugar cookies. We love these cookies. Every batch brings happy squeals because my boys adore cookie-decorating. You should see the sprinkles and frosting flying around this place.

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It took me a few years to perfect this recipe, which seems silly because it is so simple. Sometimes I think complicated means better, but that is not always the case. Simple can be so so perfect.

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It's not too late to add these to your baking list! You will likely have all of the ingredients on hand, which is good because you do not want to go shopping in Crazyville right now. Trust me.

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Have a WONDERFUL few days leading up to Christmas, my friends! Enjoy every moment with your loved ones!

For other festive holiday goodies, check out: Christmas Tree Brownies and Reindeer Cookies!

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Sugar Cookies, Cookies, Holiday Baking, Dessert
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Sugar Cookie Recipehttps://youtu.be/D_50KBxGI3sThese are the BEST Sugar Cookies. They are super easy to make (using only six ingredients) and they are perfect for decorating. You will never need another sugar cookie recipe again!https://i1294.photobucket.com/albums/b612/meganporta/1216SugarCookiesTHUMBNAIL_zpsdd5uvzpi.jpg2018-11-30
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Best Sugar Cookie Recipe

prep time: 2 hour and 30 minscook time: 15 minstotal time: 2 hours and 45 mins

These are the BEST Sugar Cookies. They are super easy to make (using only six ingredients) and they are perfect for decorating. You will never need another sugar cookie recipe again!

ingredients:

  • 2 sticks salted butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 4 cups flour

instructions:

  1. Using a stand or hand-held mixer, beat together the butter and sugar on medium speed for 3 minutes. Add the eggs, almond extract and salt. Beat until just incorporated. Gradually add in the flour, mixing until just combined.
  2. Shape dough into two disks and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 2 hours.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/4-inch thickness. Using cookie cutters, cut the dough into shapes. Place on prepared baking sheets. Roll out excess dough and repeat process.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 11 to 14 minutes, or until edges are very light brown. Let cool completely before decorating with icing or sprinkles, if desired.

NOTES:

Prep: 15 minutes plus 2 hours chill time
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