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The Best Sugar Cookies (Recipe & Video)
  • 2 and ¼ cups ( 281g) all-purpose flour ( spoon & leveled), plus more as needed for rolling and work surface
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup (1.5 sticks or 170g) unsalted butter, softened to  room temperature
  • ¾ cup ( 150g) granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ or ½ teaspoon almond extract (optional, but makes the flavor outstanding)*
  • Royal Icing or Easy Glaze Icing
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