Chewy Sugar Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract (optional)
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Topping:
    • 1/4 cup granulated sugar, for dipping

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment or silicon mat.
  2. In a large bowl with a standing mixer or hand mixer, cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, about 1 minute.
  3. Add in the egg, vanilla extract, and almond extract; beat until combined.
  4. Add in flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Mix until just combined, making sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl every now and again.
  5. Roll dough into 1″ balls, and roll in sugar. (you could also roll in sprinkles)
  6. Place on baking sheet, about 2″ apart. Bake for 10-11 minutes, or until cookies have set.
  7. Allow to cool before eating

Recipe adapted from a latte food

Spritz Cookies

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
Ingredients:

  • 1 cup room temperature butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp almond extract


Directions: Combine butter and sugar in a mixing bowl. Add egg, almond extract, salt and flour. Mix until combined. Put dough in cookie press and place on non-stick baking sheet directly. First batch will take 6 minutes, subsequent batches will take 5 minutes. 


*I wipe down sheet pan with a paper towel between batches so that the cookies will stick to the sheet pan better, coming out of the press.
**I separate the dough into three bowls and mix in red food coloring to one bowl and green food coloring to one of the others, leaving one of the bowls the original white color. I add small increments of each of the colors to the cookie press, filling the press completely. Outcome is shown in picture above.

~Recipe from my mother-in-law (Nora)