Sugar Cookies

by Melissa on May 20, 2009

I love this¬†sugar cookie recipe, but when I decided to bake some cookies for Mother’s Day, I wanted to try a new recipe. I have seen this recipe on several blogs with rave reviews, so I decided to give it a try. I am so glad I did! These cookies were delicious. The addition of lemon zest and almond extract adds a fabulous flavor, and the cookies were sturdy enough to make cookie pops with. I even shipped¬† some of them 600 miles to my mom, and I am told that they were perfect upon arrival. I decorated the cookies with Royal Icing and I would highly recommend them next time you are looking for an extra special sugar cookie!

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Ashlee’s Famous Sugar Cookies

  • 1 1/2 cups butter
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp. almond extract
  • 1 tbsp. lemon zest
  • 5 cups flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • Powdered sugar, for rolling

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Cream butter and sugars in a mixer for 5 minutes. Add in eggs one at a time, mixing thoroughly. Add in vanilla, almond, and lemon zest. Beat for 10 seconds.

Add in baking powder and salt, beat again. Add in flour 1 c. at a time, mix for 15 seconds between each addition. Do not over mix, this process should take about one minute.
Chill dough for up to a week in the fridge, or roll out and cut right away. Bake on a parchment lined cookie sheet for about 7 minutes, or until golden brown on the bottom.
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Shauna May 20, 2009 at 9:25 am

I used that recipe to make cookies for Mother’s Day too, and I agree they are delicious!

Your cookies came out adorable!

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Joelen May 20, 2009 at 10:39 am

Beautiful job on the cookies!!

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Kate May 20, 2009 at 11:01 am

Those cookies are so bright and sunshiney!

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snooky doodle May 20, 2009 at 1:27 pm

how cute! these are adorable !

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Eva May 20, 2009 at 7:15 pm

Your cookies look great. I’m always concerned about shipping cookies because they get broken and then you just have cookie crumbs but glad to hear yours made it in 1 piece.

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BMK May 21, 2009 at 9:47 am

How cute!

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