Indulge in the joy of baking with this delightful sugar cookie recipe, perfect for creating sweet memories during the festive season. With simple ingredients and a touch of creativity in the frosting, these cookies become a canvas for your imagination.
Category: Baking, Dessert
Yield: Approx. 24 Cookies
Prep Time: 15-minutes
Cook Time: 8-10-minutes
Total Time: ~25-minutes
Ingredients for the cookies
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
Ingredients for the icing
3 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons meringue powder
4-6 tablespoons water
Food coloring (as desired)
Instructions for the cookies
- Preheat your oven to 350°F. Line a Hestan OvenBond Half Sheet Baking Pan with parchment paper.
- In a Hestan Provisions Mixing Bowl, whisk together the flour and set it aside.
- Using a mixer, cream together the softened butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
- Add the eggs, vanilla extract, and almond extract to the butter mixture. Mix until well combined.
- Gradually add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients, mixing until a dough forms.
- Roll out the dough on a floured surface to about 1/4 inch thickness. Use cookie cutters to cut out desired shapes and place them onto the prepared Hestan OvenBond Half Sheet Baking Pan.
- Bake the cookies for 8-10 minutes or until the edges are slightly golden.
- Allow the cookies to cool completely on a Hestan OvenBond Wire Rack before frosting.
Instructions for the icing
- In a Hestan Provisions Mixing Bowl, combine the powdered sugar and meringue powder.
- Gradually add water, 1 tablespoon at a time, while mixing until you achieve a smooth and thick consistency.
- Divide the frosting into separate bowls if using multiple colors. Add food coloring to achieve desired hues.
- Use a piping bag or a small spatula to decorate the cooled cookies with the frosting. Allow the frosting to set before serving.