Christmas Dessert Recipes

BEST Sugar Cookie Recipe will literally MELT-in-your-MOUTH!

The best sugar cookie recipes are the absolute best cookie recipe you’ll ever make. These easy sugar cookies recipe will melt in your mouth! These are the perfect valentine’s day sugar cookies, Christmas sugar cookie recipe, or everyday sugar cookie recipe for kids to cut out with their favorite cookie cutters and frost to their hearts content. These cookie taste even better than they look!

The best sugar cookie recipes are the absolute best cookie recipe you'll ever make. These easy sugar cookies recipe will melt in your mouth! These are the perfect valentine's day sugar cookies, Christmas sugar cookie recipe, or everyday sugar cookie recipe for kids to cut out with their favorite cookie cutters and frost to their hearts content. These cookie taste even better than they look! 

BEST Sugar Cookie Recipe

Here is our families favorite sugar cookie recipe. It’s kind of a secret so shhhhhh – don’t tell =) These best sugar cookies will literally melt in your mouth! They are delicious frosted or cook a couple minutes longer and eaten plan with a slight crunchy. We like our favorite sugar cookies nice and soft with a sweet, slighly almond flavored frosting. They are better than any cookies we’ve found at a bakery and make with quality ingredients we can trust because these are homemade sugar cookies! These will quicly become a much requeted, family favorite sugar cookie recipe in your homes too!

cream together butter, powdered sugar, egg, vanilla and almond extract

Melt in your Mouth Sugar Cookie Recipe

Preheat oven to 375 F. Blend together powdered sugar, softened butter, egg, vanilla and almond extract.

mix in flour, baking powder, and cream of tartar

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Next, stir in baking soda, cream of tartar, and flour.

You will have a dry dough. You can refrigerate for 2 hours if you want easier to handle dough and have the time. If not they can be rolled out right away.

roll out sugar cookies on powdered sugar sprinkled counter

Easy sugar cookie recipe

Dust your counter with powdered sugar or flour. Using hands squish dough together and then place on prepared counter. Using rolling pin to roll out cookies – keeping dough nice and thick (1/4” thick) for soft cookies.

roll out sugar cookie recipe and use cookie cutters

Yummy sugar cookie recipe

Cut out and place on cookie sheet or parchment paper lined cookie sheet. (Lining the cookie sheet will make clean up a cinch!)

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Christmas sugar cookie recipe

Bake in preheated oven for 8 minutes for soft cookies, 10-12 minutes for crunchier cookies. Do not remove from cookie sheet until set (they may not look done at 8 minutes, but they are!)

cool cookies on rack and then decorate with homemade icing

Melt in your mouth sugar cookies

After 5-6 minutes carefully remove and put on wire racks to cool.

As they cool, whip up some homemade icing by mixing together 2 Tablespoons softened butter, 1/2 teas almond extract, and 3 cups powdered sugar. This will go on smooth and set up nicely to form a dry to touch smooth icing.

these sugar cookies melt in your mouth and have the best flavor

Easy Sugar Cookie Recipes

These sugar cookies when rolled out thick, only cooked for 8 minutes, and frosted are so soft they will melt in your mouth. They have the best flavor!!

best Christmas cookie recipe

These cookies are fun to decorate and make the perfect cookie to bake with kids! Depending on what cookie cutters you use this recipe is perfect for Christmas, Easter, Valentines Day, St. Patrick’s Day, summer, fall, winter, spring, or for fun themed preschool units!

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Valentine’s day sugar cookies

It’s our family tradition to make these pretty valentines day cookies using this favorite best sugar cookie recipe.

homemade orange rolls Best Blueberry Muffins Do you enjoy making your own bread? Have you ever tried using a sourdough starter? You will love the self reliance that comes from making your own starter to use again and again in yeastless bread recipe like these mouthwatering Sourdough Crepes with bananas in caramel sauce. You are going to love this quick oatmeal recipes that tastes just like Banana Bread! The banana bread meets healthy oatmeal bread recipe makes for a delicious start to your day! This is such a yummy hot breakfast to start your day out right and because it uses oats, it will keep your tummy full and give you lots of energy all morning long! This yummy breakfast recipe is a family favorite recipe.

Breakfast Recipes

Unlike traditional Chili, this Sweet Chili has baked beans and is super EASY to make. Favorite even with picky eaters. YUMMY  This Chicken Noodle Soup recipe is not only easy to make in your Instapot, but is hearty, incredibly flavorful, and good for you too! You will love how simple this chicken noodle soup instapot is to make. We like making yummy soup recipes during winter months. This instapot chicken and noodles is perfect for a cold day or someone feeling sick and under the weather too! We love making this yummy chicken noodle soup recipe easy!  Easy Pumpkin Chili Recipe Amazing Thanksgiving Leftover Soup

Soup Recipes

Pizza Quesadilla - this easy lunch recipe is ready in 5 minutes and tastes amazing! Plus it is a kid favorite lunch idea for at home or in their lunch box #pizza #quesadillas #easyrecipes #lunchrecipes #kidrecipes #yummy shredded bbq chicken sandwich You've got to try this YUMMY salad recipe with beet pear and goat cheese! This pretty ahd healthy salad is filled with yummy beetroot! Whether you are looking to eat more vegetables or just looking for a light summer lunch, this ground beef taco salad is a good salad recipe.  You will love how simple this easy taco salad is to prepare and the seasoning is made from scratch, no artificial ingredients or preservatives! We like to make this taco salad recipes with ground beef to use up leftover taco meat or as a prep meat once and eat it two different way to save time on busy school nights!

Recipes for Salads and Sandwiches

creamed chicken  twice baked potatoes with cream cheese Pasta makes a quick, easy and filling meal, but pasta dinner ideas seem to be either tomato or heavy cream based sauces. This easy pasta recipe is a quick dinner idea with a no tomato pasta sauce you can make all in one pan in under 30 minutes! This simple pasta recipe is sure to become a new staple  easy pasta dishes the whole family will love!

Main Dishes

Whether you are whipping up appetizers for friends or family, are prepparing some desserts for a game night, looking for a fun super bowl dip, or are just looking for a easy dessert - you will love this oreo cheeseball. This dessert cheese ball is quick and easy to make, but oh-so-yummy! We like to serve this sweet cheese ball with pretzels, apple clices, vanilla wafers, etc. Your guests will be asking for this oreo cream cheese balls recipe! cookies with snickers Best-Gingerbread-Cookies-Recipe thanksgiving perfect every time pumpkin pie recipe

Desserts

Our families traditional pepperoni cheeseball looks like a football and is quick and EASY, making it the perfect super bowl appetizer recipe! This pineapple cheese ball is the perfect cheese ball recipe! It is slightly sweet with an amazing flavor that will be a favorite with kids and grown ups alike. This is my favorite appetizer recipes. Yummy! Nothings says summer like a fresh salsa recipe. Whether you are making homemade salsa to go along with chicken, top your tacos or carnitas, or to serve as a chips and salsa appetizer - salsa from scratch is always a hit! This pineapple salsa is a tropical twist that is bursting with flavor! You can make it spicy by adding jalapenos for a spicy pineapple salsa or keep it a mild pineapple pico de gallo if you prefer - either way it is abolutely delicious! Are you looking for a quick and easy fruit dip to serve at your next party or game night? This peanut butter dip is not only simple to make, but is super yummy and versatile too. Use our peanut butter fruit dip with apples, vanilla wafers, pretzels, and other dippers for quick appetizer recipes! With just 3 ingredients you will love this cream cheese fruit dip that has become a family favorite staple throughout the whole year!

Appetizers

Mouthwatering cornbread recipe that is soft, warm, sweet, and oh-so-perfect! This yummy, homemade corn bread sidedish uses creamed corn!  super yummy quick yeast rolls You will love this easy to make recipe for delicious bread in crockpot. This rosemary bread recipe is super easy and cooks up in your slow cooker so you can smell the yummy bread smell all afternoon. Serve alongside soup, salad, or main dish for a satisfying meal. Delicious Yeastless bread recipes that uses just 4 ingredients to make a soft, mouth watering soda bread. This homemade bread recipe is delicious for breakfast, sandwiches, or warm out of the water with butter, honey, and jam.

Breads and Side Dishes

 

BEST Sugar Cookie Recipe
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BEST Sugar Cookie Recipe

These sugar cookies are the absolute best cookie recipe you'll ever make. They will melt in your mouth! These are the perfect Valentines Day, Christmas, or any day cookie recipe that will taste as good as they look!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: christmas cookies, christmas recipes, cookie recipes, cookies, dessert, holiday recipes, sugar cookies
Servings: 3 dozen
Author: Beth Gorden

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 F.
  • Blend together powdered sugar, butter, vanilla, almond extract, and egg.
  • Next, stir in baking soda, cream of tartar, and flour.
  • You will have a dry dough. You can refrigerate for 2 hours if you want easier to handle dough and have the time. If not they can be rolled out right away.
  • Dust your counter with powdered sugar or flour. Using hands squish dough together and then place on prepared counter. Using rolling pin to roll out cookies – keeping dough nice and thick (1/4” thick) for soft cookies. Cut out and place on cookie sheet or parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 8 minutes for soft cookies, 10-12 minutes for crunchier cookies. Do not remove from cookie sheet until set (they may not look done at 8 minutes, but they are!) After 5-6 minutes carefully remove and put on wire racks to cool.
  • To ice mix 2 TAB softened butter, 1/2 teas almond extract, and 3 cups powdered sugar. This will go on smooth and set up nicely to form a dry to touch smooth icing.

About the author

Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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  • Thank you for your sugar cookie recipe. I will try to make them this year. Will let you know how they turn out. We used the packaged sugar cookie pouches this year in my classroom. The students loved it.

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