Sarah's Sugar Cookies

One of the best parts about Christmas is all of the treats that come along with it. I love to bake, I learned a lot from my Mom and Grandma, and a sugar cookie is just a darn good staple. These cookies are a little softer than the normal sugar cookie, but I prefer it that way.


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 3 cups flour


Mix all wet ingredients together with the sugar. Slowly add baking powder and flour until just combined. Refrigerate dough for at least 30 minutes prior to using. Roll out dough (1/4") and use your favorite cookie cutters to cut out shapes. Line a pan with parchment paper. Bake cookies at 375 degrees for 6-7 minutes. Take them out right before they get golden. I topped mine with royal icing, but you can choose to top it however you'd like. Happy holidays!

Born and raised in Milwaukee, WI, Sarah attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she met and married her college sweetheart, Vince (5th generation cranberry grower). The two of them set out to pursue Vince’s NFL career in Florida where they currently reside. Due to their many adventures, Sarah has learned to appreciate the little things that go into making a home, a home. There’s nothing like finding an antique with a unique story or filling your home with a scent that reminds you of old memories. She enjoys baking recipes with her daughter that have been handed down to her from prior generations. Sarah loves coming back home and spending time on the cranberry marsh and hitting up the local ice cream shop.

You may also like