The Best Ever Kid Friendly Sugar Cookie Recipe for the Holidays!

Oh yum! Great sugar cookie recipe! Oldie but a Goodie!

This is the recipe that I grew up with. My mom used to make these delicious sugar cookies every Christmas! Now, my kids are rolling out the dough and cutting shapes from the same recipe. We all agree…the almond flavored frosting just smells like Christmas to us! Here’s the recipe:

The best sugar cookie recipe and icing recipe ever! So much fun to make with the kids. www.kidfriendlythingstodo.com

You’ll Need:

  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 cup of powdered sugar
  • 1 cup of butter
  • 1 cup of oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. almond extract
  • 4&1/2 cup of flour
  • 1 tsp. of baking powder
  • Icing:
  • 1 cup of powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. almond extract
  •  2 – 3 tsp. of water 
  • Gel food coloring 

Instructions:  Oh yum! Great sugar cookie recipe! Oldie but a Goodie!

  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees
  • In a large bowl – Cream the fist 4 ingredients
  • Add the egg, vanilla, and almond – mix in
  • In another large bowl, mix the flour & baking powder
  • Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet, and mix
  • Chill in the refrigerator  for at least one hour
  • When you are ready, roll the dough out between to sheets of wax paper *my little trick to avoid sticky dough on the rolling pin!
  • And…cut the shapes out 
  • *When the dough warms up – and it does pretty quickly – pop it back into the refrigerator. I like to take half of the dough out, roll, and cut…then take the other half out to finish
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes
  • Mix the icing by mixing the powdered sugar, almond extract, water and food coloring together. *Add water gradually until the icing is the consistency you like
  • When the cookies have cooled – decorate! 🙂
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Ingredients
  1. 1 cup of granulated sugar
  2. 1 cup of powdered sugar
  3. 1 cup of butter
  4. 1 cup of oil
  5. 1 egg
  6. 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  7. 1/2 tsp. almond extract
  8. 4&1/2 cup of flour
  9. 1 tsp. of baking powder
Icing
  1. 1 cup of powdered sugar
  2. 1 tsp. almond extract
  3. 2 – 3 tsp. of water
  4. Gel food coloring
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees
  2. In a large bowl - Cream the fist 4 ingredients
  3. Add the egg, vanilla, and almond - mix in
  4. In another large bowl, mix the flour & baking powder
  5. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet, and mix
  6. Chill in the refrigerator for at least one hour
  7. When you are ready, roll the dough out between to sheets of wax paper *my little trick to avoid sticky dough on the rolling pin!
  8. And...cut the shapes out
  9. Bake for 8-10 minutes
  10. Mix the icing by mixing the powdered sugar, almond extract, water and food coloring together. *Add water gradually until the icing is the consistency you like
  11. When the cookies have cooled - decorate! 🙂
Notes
  1. *When the dough warms up - and it does pretty quickly - pop it back into the refrigerator to get cold. I like to take half of the dough out at a time...roll, and cut into shapes. That way the other half is cold and ready to go when your dough gets too warm to shape
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