If you still need some cookies for Santa this weekend, these soft sugar cookies would be perfect! They are soft and chewy, and, best of all, they don't require chilling or rolling out! That is my kind of sugar cookie!
I gave these cookies away as gifts, but we were able to sample a few. They tasted fantastic! They stay soft and chewy, even the day after baking. These cookies are easy to make, and the kids can help out and roll the dough in the sprinkles. I promise Santa will love these!
Soft Sugar Cookies
adapted from littlebittybakes.com
1/3 cup sprinkles
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp almond extract
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
Preheat oven to 400. Set the sprinkles into a small bowl. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter and sugar with an electric mixer on high speed until fluffy. Add the eggs, vanilla and almond extract. Beat until mixed. Add the baking powder and salt and beat until mixed. Add the flour and beat on medium speed until mixed well.
Roll the dough into 1 1/2 inch balls, then roll each ball in the sprinkles to cover top of cookie. Place two inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake 10 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Allow to cool 2 minutes before removing from cookie sheets and setting onto wire racks to cool completely.