recipe: no spread sugar cookies
Hello there! This is my no spread sugar cookie recipe. There are so many things you can do with this delicious recipe but of course, you need the recipe first (: Let’s get into it!
Link to my YouTube demonstration: https://youtu.be/x6fls8q41Cg
1 cup unsalted butter (room temp)
1 cup powdered sugar (after sifted)
1 tablespoon almond or vanilla extract (or your favorite flavor)
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
Color food gel paste in your favorite colors
How to make no spread sugar cookies
Step 1. Cream butter and sugar with a paddle attachment until fluffy and white. This takes about 5 minutes on medium high. Turn off the mixer, every so often, and scrap down the sides of the mixing bowl.
Step 2. Add the egg and extract at a low mixing speed and mix for about 20 seconds to help with emulsion. You can use any extract flavor - I love vanilla, lemon or almond but every once in a while I miss that nostalgic birthday cake taste and I'll use clear vanilla extract.
Step 3. Add sifted dry ingredients and scrape the bowl in-between. When the dough turns into a ball on the paddle and the mixer struggles a little, you’ll know it’s ready.
Step 4. Roll your dough into a flat disk, wrap and place in the refrigerator to chill for at least half an hour. You'll want to work towards 1/4 inch thick.
Step 5. Use a cutter or hand cut into desired shape and place on a baking sheet 1/2" to an inch apart. This is not because they spread but to give them room to bake evenly around the edges. Cover these and refrigerate for at least 1/2 an hour to overnight. This is the big tip to no spread cookies!
Tip: wrap so they don't dry
Step 6. Bake for 7-10 minutes in a preheat 350-degree Fahrenheit oven. This varies by oven - you can check to see if the top of the cookie is no longer dark and glossy.
Baked sugar cookie success!
For more information! See how I created these multi cutout sugar cookies (no icing) sweet treats from start to finish, check out my YouTube tutorial video. https://youtu.be/x6fls8q41Cg