Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 8 mins

Coat with red and/or green sugar for the holidays, these cookies make a wonderful addition to your holiday cookie tray! :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Set oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Prepare an ungreased cookie sheet.
  3. In a small bowl stir together flour, baking soda and baking powder.
  4. In a medium or large bowl cream butter with sugar for about 3-4 minutes or until smooth.
  5. Add in egg, vanilla and almond extract; beat until well combined.
  6. Add in the creamed ingredients into the flour mixture; blend well.
  7. Roll rounded teaspoonfuls of the dough into small balls.
  8. Place the balls onto an ungreased cookie/baking sheet.
  9. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden.
  10. Let stand on the cookie sheet for about 2-3 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool.
Most Helpful

Very Easy!! I rolled the dough out and cut cookies. I only had to dust flour on the dough and rolling pin - no refrigeration needed. I was done in an hour! And they taste great! I cut rectangles and sandwiched them with Nutella. Little chocolate sandwiches in an hour. Delicious!

The science lady September 09, 2007

These are the BEST!! I made this recipe for use with Cookie-Crust Lemon Bars instead of refrigerated sugar cookie dough, I made the leftover dough up as cookies and are they ever GOOD!! These will definitely get made again - very good, very easy. I didn't use the almond extract but will probably try it next time. Thanks for posting this Kittencal, it's a keeper!

*Pixie* September 07, 2007

It was 4:00 pm and I wanted a cookie! I had these done and cooling before 5:00. They are crunchy and buttery, just perfect. In used lemon extract instead of almond and rolled them in some colored sugar. My family thinks I have made them a special treat and does not suspect that my motive was completely selfish. Don't tell them!

martha m May 27, 2007