I know I’m late posting this recipe but the holidays just caught up with me! These Almond Sugar Cookies scream holiday celebration. If you want to make these after Christmas it’s still a wonderful cookie anytime of the year. I gave some to my friends and they said they taste like Christmas! That’s what I like to hear! These almond sugar cookies are quick and easy.
These simple, quick sugar cookies are soft and buttery with almond extract. If you don’t like almond you may use vanilla extract.
These cookies are made in 1 bowl and take less than 20 minutes. 10 minutes to prepare and 10 minutes to bake. Easy, right? Enjoy!
Almond Sugar Cookies
- 1/4 cup butter softened to room temperature
- 1/4 cup butter flavored shortening
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cream the butter, shortening and sugar together on medium speed using a handheld or stand mixer with a paddle attachment. Beat in eggs, almond extract, baking powder, and salt. Add flour, and mix until a dough forms.
Use a cookie scoop or roll dough in tablespoon size balls and bake for 8-10 minutes on an ungreased baking sheet or silicone baking mat.