December 3, 2019

The Easiest Roll and Bake Sugar Cookies Ever!

This dough is easy to roll out, does not require chilling overnight and holds up really well to frosting and decorations.


  • 1 Cup unsalted butter
  • 1 Cup granulated white sugar
  • 1/2  teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour


Preheat oven to 350° F.

  1. In the bowl of your mixer cream room temperature butter and sugar until smooth.
  2. Beat in extracts and egg.
  3. In a separate bowl combine baking powder and salt with flour.
  4. Add to wet ingredients until the dough is crumbly but starting to come together.
  5. Dump the dough out onto a lightly flowered work surface or parchment paper.
  6. Knead the dough by hand.
  7. Divide dough into workable batches, roll out onto a floured surface and cut into shapes.
  8. Transfer shapes to a parchment paper-lined baking sheet
  9. Cookies should be rolled to 1/4 to 1/8 inch (thicker for children’s cookies)
  10. Bake at 350 for 9-10 minutes. Let cool on the cookie sheet until firm enough to transfer to a cooling rack.


  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1 package powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Beat powdered sugar, vanilla, and butter in a bowl until smooth.
  2. Add milk a little at a time to reach desired consistency.
  3. Stir in food coloring to reach the desired color.
  4. Decorate cookies and allow frosting to set.