Spring Sugar Cookies

35 min prep time
45 min total time

Take out those cookie cutters and make a batch (or two) of these buttery sugar cookies. Top them with your favorite frosting recipe or a layer of royal icing that, once dry, is painted with food coloring.  It's a fun activity for the whole family to help welcome spring!

Ingredients

3 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup sugar

1 cup Vermont Creamery Sea Salt Cultured Butter- 82% Butterfat cold, cut into chunks

1 large eggs

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon almond extract

Directions

  • STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper; set aside.

  • STEP 2

    Combine flour, baking powder and salt in small bowl; set aside.

  • STEP 3

    Place sugar and cold butter into bowl of heavy-duty stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment. Beat at medium speed until well combined. Add egg, vanilla and almond extract; beat until well mixed. Gradually add flour mixture, beating at low speed until just combined.

  • STEP 4

    While removing dough from bowl, knead to incorporate crumbs and form smooth dough. Roll out dough on lightly floured surface to 1/8-inch thickness.

  • STEP 5

    Cut into shapes with 2 1/2-inch cookie cutter. Place onto prepared cookie sheets. Bake 8-10 minutes or until just begining to brown around the edges. Cool on cookie sheet 2 minutes; remove to cooling rack. Cool completely.

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