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Amanda Amazing Sugar Cookies II

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A new improved recipe for rolled sugar cookies.

Ingredients

  • 1-½ cup Butter (I Use Unsalted)
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 2 whole Eggs
  • 2 whole Eggs Yolks
  • 4 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 2 teaspoons Almond Extract
  • 4 cups All-purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder

Preparation

In a mixer, beat butter and sugar until well combined, about 2 minutes. Add in 2 eggs and 2 egg yolks and mix until combined. Add in vanilla and almond extract; mix until combined.

In a separate bowl, sift together flour, salt, and baking powder.

Slowly (about a cup at a time) add flour to butter mixture and combine. You can use a mixer or not, just depends on how strong you are. ;)

I usually just mix ingredients until they are combined, as I have heard that if you over-mix this dough it will get tough.

Put dough on some Saran wrap and refrigerate for at least one hour.

When you are ready to bake, heat oven to 350 degrees. Roll dough out, cut out cookies, and bake for 6-8 minutes.

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tallmisto on 5.13.2010

This recipe was wonderful. I made them nice and thick because that is how I like my cookie. They were still soft, but held their shape. I used Amanda’s frosting recipe as well. Delicious and they truly made me look like a super cool cookie maker. Thank you!

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spicydoc on 2.1.2010

These were just wonderful! Perfect texture and flavor. Definitely my new go-to sugar cookie recipe!

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noeplacelikehome on 1.1.2010

Exactly what I was looking for. This is my new all time favorite cutout recipe. Love the almond flavor:) Thanks!

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Sweetopia on 12.29.2009

This one looks good and your cookies look so cute!!!
Thanks for checking out my recipe at my blog http://www.sweetopia.net/2009/12/sugar-cookie-recipe/ and here on Tasty Kitchen at http://tastykitchen.com/recipes/recipes/desserts/sugar-cookie-recipe/. I’d love to hear if you like it too!

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doriankaye on 12.17.2009

I’ve made both of Amanda’s cookie recipes and I really do LOVE this one. The cookies do not spread and the cookie cutter designs really hold their shape beautifully.

I didn’t use the almond extract because I didn’t have any, so I substituted 2 teaspoons of vanilla bean paste, and BOY were these yummmmy! I also used Amanda’s frosting recipe and outline & spill method, all of which worked spledidly! This recipe is a keeper!!

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Bindi on 12.6.2011

These have been bookmarked to make since last Christmas. They were just as wonderful as I was hoping. Thanks!

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krypto on 2.12.2011

These turned out perfect. The dough was very easy to work with and they tasted great! Thank you for sharing your recipe. You are very talented! :)

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tadacreations on 12.13.2010

These cookies have a nice flavor and they roll out very well. I was able to make 40 cut outs from one batch. At first I had trouble with the cookies expanding as they cooked. So I tried Amanda’s suggestion (in the comments somewhere, maybe her blog?) of then cutting out the warm cookie again and pulling away the extra before letting it cool. But then I finally decided to put the last tray in the freezer for 5 minutes and that pan was PERFECT!!! Wish i had thought of that sooner. They held their shape and I can’t wait to ice them tomorrow. Thank you for a yummy recipe.

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