The very best soft, Unforgettable Sugar Cookies with Almond Buttercream Frosting!
Everybody needs these Unforgettable Sugar Cookies in their life! Like, now. These are my go-to sugar cookies for every holiday or anytime we’re just craving sugar cookies! A co-worker of mine, Sher, shared the recipe with me years ago and I’ve been making them ever since.
We whipped some up this afternoon for Valentine’s Day tomorrow! It wouldn’t be Valentine’s Day without melt-in-your-mouth sugar cookies, right?
The secrets to any good sugar cookie in my book are #1. always under-baking them and #2. always, always using almond extract (in the cookie and the frosting). That’s what make these so. dang. good.
This recipe makes about 12-14 cookies depending on how big you make them. So if you like, big, thick sugar cookies and want to make for a crowd or to share with friends and neighbors, I’d double the recipe!
Now….who wants to bet we have Valentine babies to go with these Valentine cookies tomorrow??!!!
Unforgettable Sugar Cookies with Almond Buttercream Frosting
- 1 cups butter, soft
- 1 cups sugar
- 3 eggs
- 3 1/2 cups flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 2 tsp cream of tartar
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 2 tsp almond extract
- 1/2 cup butter, soft
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 2 tbsp whole milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp almond extract
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs one at a time. In a separate bowl combine flour, baking soda, and cream of tartar. Beat flour mixture into wet mixture. Add flavorings last. Roll out dough 1/4 inch thick and cut out desired shapes. Place cookies on cookie sheets lined with parchment (do not use cooking spray). Bake 9-12 minutes. DO NOT OVERBAKE. Makes 5-7 dozen depending on size of cookies.
- Cream butter and crisco together until fluffy. Alternately beat in powdered sugar and milk. Beat in vanilla and almond extracts and beat for several minutes until smooth and fluffy. Add more or less powdered sugar and milk to get desired consistency.