• prep: 2 hr
  • cook: 12 min
  • total: 2 hr 12 min
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  • Summary

    With crisp edges, thick centers, and room for lots of decorating icing, I know you'll love these soft sugar cookies as much as I do. The number of cookies this recipe yields depends on the size of the cookie cutter you use. If you'd like to make dozens of cookies for a large crowd, double the recipe.

    Ingredients

    • 2 and 1/4 cups (281g) all-purpose flour (spoon & leveled)
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 3/4 cup (170g) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
    • 3/4 cup (150g) granulated sugar
    • 1 large egg, at room temperature
    • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
    • 1/4 or 1/2 teaspoon almond extract (optional, but makes the flavor outstanding)*
    • Royal Icing or Easy Glaze Icing

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    ESHA
    • Servings Per Recipe: 24
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 102 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 4 g 5.84%
    • Saturated Fat: 2 g 10.76%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 11 mg 3.53%
    • Sodium: 64 mg 2.66%
    • Calcium: 5 mg 0.5%
    • Potassium: 15 mg 0.43%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 1 mg 3.05%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 15 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 0 g 1.27%
    • Sugar: 6 g
    • Protein: 1 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 2.32%
    • Vitamin C 0%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat1
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch1
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total1 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq