Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 1 hr 20 mins
Cook 10 mins

Delicious sugar cookies, especially if you use the vanilla and almond extracts together. Perfect for roll-and-cut Christmas cookies. Can also be formed into logs for slice-and-bake cookies. Thanks to PetitFour for the original recipe! Prep time includes chilling time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix dry ingredients in separate bowl.
  2. Using stand mixer or hand mixer, beat butter and sugar until fluffy.
  3. Beat in eggs one at a time, scraping down bowl each time, then vanilla and/or almond extract.
  4. Add flour mixture gradually and mix at low speed until comes together.
  5. Turn out onto flat surface.
  6. Knead a couple of times just until smooth.
  7. Pat into a flat disk, wrap in plastic and chill until firm enough to roll, about one hour.
  8. Roll and cut as desired.
  9. Bake at 350 about 8-10 minutes on parchment-lined sheets.
Most Helpful

Great cookies for frosting! They aren't very sweet, so the frosting doesn't kill you with sugar. I had trouble with them because I rolled them out too thin (about 1/4 inch) , and they came out dry and crunchy. Once I realized the problem and rolled them a little thicker, they were great.

cookin' from scratch March 25, 2007

These made 50 beautiful Christmas cookies when iced with Christmas Cooking Icing by Junebug (64015). The dough was very workable and i did not even need to refrigerate it.

Donna Matthews December 06, 2010

I don't know where all these good reviews came from because these were horrible!! They had NO flavor at all. They were so bad that after trying one from the first batch I took the second batch out of the oven before they were done and threw them away!

rdailey August 28, 2010