Best. Sugar. Cookies. Ever. | Shawnee Area Moms

One of the fun traditions we enjoy as a family, is baking sugar cookies together for various holiday’s. Valentine’s Day is one of those holiday’s. Finding the perfect sugar cookie recipe is essential in how this activity goes, and I am lucky enough to have one! It came into my life because of a dear friend and talented baker, Jennifer Hsu, several years ago. These cookies not only taste delicious and are easy to cut out but when rolled out and baked properly, they are soft and perfect for icing. That being said, they don’t need icing to be delicious!! Don’t take my word for it, try it yourself! The kids will enjoy the process too! FYI, I usually double it and it makes 4 dozen or more cookies.

Jennifer Hsu’s Sugar Cookie Recipe

Best. Sugar. Cookies. Ever.


½ cup, butter

1 cup granulated sugar

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 Tbsp milk

¼ tsp almond extract

2 cups flour

1 tsp baking powder

½ tsp salt

Cream butter. Gradually add sugar. Beat in egg, milk, vanilla extract, and almond extract. Add flour, baking powder, and salt.

Cover bowl and chill until dough is firm (about 30-45 minutes.) Preheat the oven to 375. Roll out. (The dough when rolled out should be about ¼” thick) Cut into desired shapes. Put on greased cookie sheet (I usually use parchment paper.) Bake at 375 for 5-7 minutes. Transfer to cooling rack. 

You will not be disappointed, Mama!


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