I’ve been making this sugar cookie recipe for well over a year and love it. Fantastic flavor and they bake up like a dream!
The Most Fabulous Sugar Cookies
Source: As seen on Good Things Catered, by Ashlee
- 1 1/2 c. butter
- 1 1/2 c. granulated sugar
- 1/2 c. powdered sugar
- 4 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 tsp almond extract
- 1 Tbsp lemon zest
- 5 c. flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- Powdered sugar, for rolling
Cream butter and sugars in a mixer for 5 minutes.
Add eggs one at a time, mixing thoroughly.
Add vanilla, almond, and lemon zest.
Sift in flour, baking powder, and salt a little at a time.
Do not over mix, this process should take about one minute.
Chill dough for up to a week in the fridge, or roll out and cut right away.
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and bake cookies for 7-8 minutes, or until golden brown on the bottom.
Wait until cookies are cooled before icing.