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Sugar Cookies

"Soft and sweet Valentine sugar cookies are the perfect way to say I love you! They are super simple and make a great treat for gifting."

Sugar Cookies (Cut Out Version) Servings – 24 Prep Time – 10 Minutes Cook Time – 10 Minutes Ingredients:


  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter softened

  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar

  • 1 teaspoon almond extract

  • 1 egg

  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • 4½ cups powdered sugar

  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter softened

  • 1/4 cup milk plus more as needed

  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract

  • food coloring of choice


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly grease a cookie sheet and set aside.

To make cookie dough, cream butter, cream cheese, both sugars, almond extract and egg in a large bowl or stand mixer until fluffy.

In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt.

Add dry ingredients to the creamed mixture and stir until a soft dough forms.

Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface to about ⅜ inch thick (roll thinner dough for a more crunchy sugar cookies).

Cut with cookie cutters and bake for 9–12 minutes on the prepared cookie sheet. Let cookies sit on the cookie sheet for a few minutes, then remove to a rack to cool.

To make frosting, mix all ingredients in a medium bowl with a hand mixer. If too thick, add a little more milk.

Frost cookies, decorate with sprinkles or colored sugars and let set before storing.


Make Ahead: You can prepare the dough as directed, cover tightly, and store it in the refrigerator  for 1–2 days before baking. Store baked cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days. Frost right before serving.

Want to make cookie pops? Roll out dough to 1/2" thick. Once you have cut out your cookie shape, place on pan, slide in a lollipop stick into the bottom of your cookie before baking. Bake as normal adding 2 minutes due to thickness change.


Serving: 1 cookie / Calories: 260kcal / Carbohydrates: 44g / Protein: 2g / Fat: 9g / Saturated Fat: 5g / Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g / Monounsaturated Fat: 2g / Trans Fat: 0.3g/ Cholesterol: 29mg / Sodium: 54mg / Potassium: 34mg / Fiber: 0.4g / Sugar: 33g / Vitamin A: 271IU / Calcium: 13mg / Iron: 1mg

"My ALL-TIME favorite Sugar Cookie recipe!! Mom made these throughout my childhood. Gave them away as gifts and was always complimented on how delicious they were. I have tweaked the recipe and frosting slightly to make it my own, and well... they are equally as good with a slightly different flavor! These homemade sugar cookies are so soft and have the best, creamy frosting with hints of almond. They can’t be beat!"

CWT is not a certified dietician or nutritionist. Any nutritional information shared on this site is an estimate counted through measurements and package nutritional information used in each recipe. If calorie, macro counting and other nutritional values are important to you, I recommend running the ingredients through your choice of nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories can vary depending on national brands used per recipe.

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