Simply Soft Sugar Cookies
By Dana Froncek PrettyKitteh
When I was a teen, my foster mother would make these sugar cookies that were unlike anything I had ever tasted...Soft, cake-like little pillows of YUM!!! This is not your average sugar cookie, so if you are looking for the crispy, roll and cut out kind, you've come to the wrong recipe!
Try them plain (as pictured) or ice them or decorate with colored sugar or sprinkles! Any way is delish! Oh, and for those of you who like the Italian Anise Cookies..these are perfect! Just omit the almond extract and add anise instead!
In your mixer bowl, add the butter. Using your paddle attachment, beat the butter on medium speed until it becomes smooth and a pale in color, about 2 minutes. Add the sugar and continue beating, scraping down the sides of bowl, until fully incorporated. Add the eggs, one at a time, and continue beating at medium speed. Next, add your vanilla and almond extracts, beating for an additional 30 seconds.
About this Recipe
Bobby Webb Bobdoescooking - Oct 21, 2013
Looks and sounds fantastic Dana. You have been PINCHED!!! BOBBY:)
Betsy Quintanilla FiveSonsNkitMom - Oct 21, 2013
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
Joan Pierce Joanie1 - Oct 23, 2013
Wonder how this recipe would work as a lemon cookie....omitting the almond extract and adding lemon juice??
Susan Barker pastamama1 - Oct 23, 2013
I was thinking the samething! My husband loves them with lemon.
Dana Froncek PrettyKitteh - Oct 23, 2013
Adding lemon would be fabulous! Perhaps a teaspoon of fresh lemon zest on place of the almond.. Also you could top these with a lemon glaze! :)