• 1 Cup butter at room temp.
  • 1 1/2 Cups Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/8 tsp. almond extract
  • 2 1/2 Cups Flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Kosher Salt
  • colored sugars for rolling

As you can tell I really haven’t posted any other Christmas cookies besides these. BECAUSE the more I make, the more they sit in my kitchen for me to eat all day long….this needs to be prevented or I will eat them all day long.So I figured that if I am only going to post one Christmas cookie recipe it better be this one because it’s our favorite cookie


In a medium bowl cream together the butter and sugar until well combined and just lightened in color.  Add the vanilla and almond extracts along with the eggs and beat until well combined.

In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.  Add the flour mixture to the butter and mix, on low speed, until the mixture is smooth and no dry flour remains.Scoop the dough by rounded tablespoons and roll into 1-inch balls.  Roll the balls in sugar, making sure to cover all sides, then place on the prepared sheet pans.  Flatten the cookies with a glass, or smooth bottom measuring cup.  Bake for 8 – 10 minutes, or until the cookies are just golden brown at the edges and puffed.  Cool for three minutes on the pan then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.