Who wants the best roll out sugar cookie recipe on the planet? Oohh, I do , I do. No, literally this is the best damn sugar cookie recipe out there! It is so buttery and with an amazing almond flavor. I topped it with a rich buttercream frosting (colored, duh) that also has an almond flavor.
If I were Santa, I would be eating just these on the plate left out for me and skip the other ones! Defintely, not great for the waistline, but I am not by no means a healthy blog!
Please also check out my christmas tree spritz cookies They are also super buttery and not good for your waistline!
Making memories with my kiddos!
It was on Saturday afternoon that my three kids and I made these cookies together. Norah helped me roll the dough out, Sam did most of the cookie cutting and Jacob, well he smashed the dough on the floor and ate most of it (thank god he did not get sick). When these cookies were done (I literally made what felt like 35 dozen), they even frosted and sprinkled there own.
The awesome part of this whole process was the memories I made with them. Here I go getting sentimental again (insert tear here). But I truly hope that one day they can look back and remember cookie baking as a fun part of christmas with each other. Mind you, it wasn’t all as perfect as I wrote. There were a few tears, cookie cutter throwing and dough flinging, but overall it made my heart smile! Plus, we do get to donate most of the cookies to St. James church for the needy. At least I get to teach my kids the real meaning of christmas by giving them away for families in need.
Herman is still up to no good!
Well, herman is still up to no good and causing me nightly panic attacks, but at least the kids still get excited in the morning to find him.
He spent last night “frozen” (underneath a glass cup) by Elsa. Norah was pretty upset she couldn’t play with her Elsa yesterday. Dad fail! So we had to keep her distracted by the 300 other dolls she has!
Bill took the kids to see the mall Santa, while mom stayed back and did the present wrapping. A job that I LOATHE and actually suck at! I may have been blessed in the baking arena, but not the gift wrapping one! I was disappointed to hear that Jacob didn’t cry for Santa, I am one of those moms that love when my kids cry! We all have to have one of those pics, right?
How to make the best roll out sugar cookies with buttercream frosting
These sugar cookies aren’t hard to make. However, the rolling out of the dough can be a pain the ass sometimes. But just turn on the Xmas tunes and get rollin!
With an electric mixer you beat together the salted butter and sugar until light and fluffy. You then add in your egg and mix well.
In a small bowl, add your water and vinegar. Add in your tsp of baking soda and let that fun chemical reaction begin. Once it is done fizzing, add into the creamed mixture along with the almond extract.
Lastly, you add in your flour and mix until completely combined. Take your dough and roll out onto a lightly floured surface. Make the dough about a 1/4 in thick and then use the christmas cookie cutters. Bake for about 8-10 minutes. Frost when done.
The buttercream frosting is just blending your salted butter, vegetable shortening, almond extract, powdered sugar and milk. You can adjust for your desired consistency.
Best roll out sugar cookies
- Electric mixer with beaters
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Rolling pin
- Cookie baking sheets
- christmas cookie cutters
- Home Decor
- Wilton piping bags- disposable
- ½ star piping tip
- 1 cup salted butter, softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 large egg
- 3½ cups all purpose flour
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tbsp white vinegar
- 2 tbsp water
- 1 tsp almond extract
- 1 stick salted butter, softened
- ¼ cup vegetable shortening
- 2 tsp almond extract
- 1-2 tbsp 2% milk
- 4 cups confectioner's sugar
- Preheat oven to 350°. Put cookie sheets aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and granulated sugar together until light and fluffy. Add egg in and blend well.
- In a small bowl, put in the white vinegar and water. Drop the 1 tsp of baking soda let it dissolve. Pour the vinegar mixture along with the almond extract into creamed mixture.
- Add in your flour and mix until all the flour has been blended in. Place large ball of dough on a lightly floured surface and roll out until it is about a ¼ in thick. Use christmas cookie cutters and place on cookie sheet. Bake in oven for 8-10 minutes. Cookies will be a light golden color around the bottom.
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days
- Freeze for up to 2 months.
Fun fact of the Day!
You can major in wine at Cornell University. Damn, if I had only known, my college experience may have been a lot different!!!
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