Easy Sugar Cookies

Love sugar cookies but hate taking all the time to roll them out? Me too! These easy sugar cookies require no rolling out on the counter top! Just roll them in balls and squish them. They are quick to put together and have  great flavor. My four year old helped me make these and he loved dipping the glass in sugar and then smashing the cookies flat. If you don’t have a four year old, you will have to do that part yourself.
Recipe for Easy Sugar Cookies that do not need to be rolled out on the counter. A huge time saver!
I love any treat with almond flavoring, and these have plenty of it. They are buttery and just melt in your mouth. They are definitely going into my regular cookie rotation!
easy-sugar-cooikies Wouldn’t they look pretty on a Christmas cookie tray?

Easy Sugar Cookies
Yield: 3 dozen
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. almond extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • Frosting for Sugar Cookies
  • 1/3 cup soft butter
  • 2-3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • dash salt
  • 2-3 Tbsp cream or milk
  1. Mix butter, sugar and extract in a large bowl. Beat until creamy, 1 to 2 minutes. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Roll dough into 1 inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on cookie sheet and flatten balls to 1/4 inch thickness with the bottom of a glass dipped in sugar.
  2. Bake at 375 for 7-9 minutes or until edges are very lightly browned. Cool for a couple of minutes on the baking sheet before moving to cooling racks.
  3. Cool completely. Frost cookies and decorate with sprinkles if desired.

  4. Frosting: Beat together all ingredients till smooth and creamy, adding as much cream or milk as needed.

Recipe adapted from Leigh Anne of yourhomebasedmom.

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  1. Can i sub vanilla for almond?

  2. These were wonderful! Easy to bake. Melt in your mouth good. I added 1 tsp. of water to the recipe, substituted 1/2 cup of Crisco and 1/2 cup margarine, and used a blender. Thank you for the recipe!

  3. What happened with instruction numer 4? Nothing is writen next to it.

  4. Does this not need egg? I just tried this recipe and is just a big bowl of flour. It doesn’t form a dough and I think it’s missing ingredients

    • No, no egg. They are more like a shortbread cookie. If you mix it together with your hands, it should come together. It’s a pretty stiff dough though, so don’t give up!

  5. This is my kind of cookie!! They look amazing.

  6. Monica Schenk says:

    How many cookies are on this batch?

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