Hey there, funny people! Gather ’round because I’ve got a sweet treat for you today. We’re diving into the world of sugar cookies, but not just any sugar cookies, my friends. We’re going to make the softest, most delicious sugar cookies you’ve ever tasted. And guess what? We’re adding a twist – almond extract! Get ready for a sugar cookie experience like no other.
Let’s Get Started!
First things first, here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 cup of unsalted butter, softened
- 2 cups of granulated sugar
- 3 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon of almond extract
- 4 cups of all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon of baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
Now that we have all our ingredients lined up, let’s get baking!
Step 1: Cream the Butter and Sugar
Grab a large bowl and cream together the softened butter and granulated sugar until it’s light and fluffy. This step is crucial for achieving that perfect softness we’re aiming for.
Step 2: Add the Eggs and Extracts
Beat in the eggs, one at a time, making sure each one is fully incorporated before adding the next. Now, here’s where the magic happens – add in the vanilla extract and almond extract. These little flavor boosters will take your sugar cookies to a whole new level.
Step 3: Mix the Dry Ingredients
In a separate bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Slowly add this dry mixture to the wet ingredients, making sure it’s well combined. Don’t overmix though, or you might end up with tough cookies.
Step 4: Chillin’ Time
Pop the dough into the fridge for at least 2 hours. This chilling process is essential to prevent the cookies from spreading too much during baking.
Step 5: Bake Away
Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Roll the dough into small balls and place them onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges turn a lovely golden brown.
And that’s it, folks! You’ve just made the softest sugar cookies with a twist of almond extract. These treats are perfect for any occasion – from birthdays to cozy nights in. Enjoy them with a glass of milk or a hot cup of coffee, and let the almond aroma tickle your taste buds.
Now, you may be wondering who came up with this genius recipe. Well, that’s a mystery I can’t reveal at the moment. Just know that this secret recipe has been passed down through generations of hilarious bakers, making people laugh and smile with every bite.
So, go ahead and channel your inner funny person while you bake these delightful sugar cookies. Share the recipe with your friends and make their day a little sweeter. Remember, life is better with a sprinkle of laughter and the taste of delicious cookies!