These soft Christmas cookies are the PERFECT sweet treat for the holidays.
Made from scratch these royal iced almond sugar cookies are always a huge hit and always tasty.
1¼ cup Unsalted butter- room temperature 1 cup Granulated sugar 1 large Egg 1 Egg yolk 1½ teaspoon Vanilla extract ½ teaspoon Almond extract 2 teaspoon Baking powder ½ teaspoon Salt 3 cups All-purpose flour
In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth.
Mix in the egg and egg yolk.
Once combined, add in the vanilla extract and almond extract.
Add in the baking powder and salt.
Gradually add in the flour in about ¼ cup to ½ cup portions at a time until fully incorporated. Mix until you get a nice dough consistency.
Lay down a piece of plastic wrap and place your dough in the shape of a ball on top of the plastic. Wrap it up well and store in the fridge to chill for at least 2 hours.
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F right before removing the dough from the fridge.
Once the dough has chilled, place half of it onto a generously floured surface and roll out to be ¼ of an inch thick.
Use Christmas themed cookie cutters to cut the dough into your desired shapes.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place the cut shapes onto the pan.
Bake in the oven for 11-13 minutes or until the bottom edges are lightly golden brown.
Repeat with the remaining half of dough.
Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 2-5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
Allow cookies to cool completely before decorating with Royal Icing