Basic Sugar Cookies from Sugarbelle

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Its time to make cookies again & this time I tried a new recipe!  This recipe calls for almond extract (always a plus). I had my Sweetheart test taste it and the response: “this cookie melts in your mouth…” 

1 c. {two sticks} of REAL unsalted BUTTER, softened
1 1/2 c. confectioner’s sugar
1 egg
2-3 tsp flavoring {pick what you like, I prefer almond}
2 1/2-2 3/4 c. all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt

Cream together softened butter and confectioner’s sugar. Crack the egg into a separate bowl, and add the flavoring. I use emulsions, but extract also works well. Add that to the butter sugar mixture and mix until the egg is thoroughly incorporated. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt, then add little by little to the mixture. I can tell the dough is ready when most of it sticks to the paddle. When I touch it, it has a little give, but does not stick to my fingers.

Roll out on parchment to about 1/4 an inch thick, use flour for dusting as necessary. Then, cut and bake at 400 degrees for 7-8 minutes. This version makes 2-2 1/2 dozen, doubled, it makes 4-5 dozen.
Here are my Bride and groom decorated version of this cookie with royal frosting

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