I made these the other day with my kids when they were home on our very first snow day of the school year! Conner declared it was the best cookie in the world…he liked them…alot….they are almost gone. He and his buddies have wiped me out.
It was great because I had all the ingredients. I got this recipe from the fabulous Pioneer Woman
Seriously amazed at how easy…and how yummy these cookies came out. Emily will be sharing these at a cookie exchange at her friends house this Saturday….she is going to make 3 dozen !
Vanilla-Almond Sugar Cookies

3 c unbleached, all-purpose flour

2 tsp baking powder

1 c sugar

2 sticks (salted) butter, cold

1 egg

3/4 tsp pure vanilla extract

1/2 tsp pure almond extract

Preheat oven to 350.

Combine the flour and baking powder, set aside.

Cream the sugar and butter. Add the egg and extracts and mix. Gradually add the flour mixture and beat just until combined, scraping down the bowl, especially the bottom.
The dough will be crumbly, so knead it together with your hands as you scoop it out of the bowl for rolling.

Roll onto a floured surface and cut into shapes. Roll it a bit thick . Place on parchment lined baking sheets ( recommended to freeze the cut out shape on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before baking) and bake for 10-12 minutes. Let sit a few minutes on the sheet, then transfer to a cooling rack.

Ready to decorate with some yummy icing!!
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Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog Cleverlyinspired.com she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes...all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha's Circle of trusted bloggers.

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  1. I love that you are so "on the ball" that you made cookies for the kids on a snow day AND then turned it into a great post! You make it look so easy!

  2. Christina @ The Tattered Tag

    These cookies look yummy, me and the kiddos will have to make some too. Thank you so much for stumbling upon my blog, featuring my paper bag ornaments on your FB and becoming a follower. Much appreciated!! I am thrilled to be your newest follower and look forward to sharing lots of great ideas. :)


  3. These looks delicious. I've been trying to find the best sugar cookies recipe, but I'm gonna try this one. P.S Are the unbleached flour the same as all-purpose flour?

  4. ooooh those do look yummy! I took the easy way out and bought Pillsbury sugar cookie dough and it is NOT the same as making it from scratch! (But just as fun to decorate!) Thanks for visiting my blog, Shine Your Light, and for your sweet comment. Hoping you have a very merry Christmas!

  5. These look sooo yummy! We're doing a Christmas cookie link-up-I hope you'll come and share!!



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