cut-out cookies


After many failed attempts trying to make cut-out cookies, my mother-in-law finally shared her recipe! They’re really perfect. Not too sweet, not too fluffy or too crunchy, just simple and easy to decorate with or without kids!

1/2 tsp baking powder
3 cups sifted flour
1 cup sugar
1 cup butter
2 eggs
1 1/2 tsp almond extract
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1-3 tsp hot water

Heat oven to 375
Sift together flour and baking powder and set aside 
Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy
Add almond extract and eggs 
Fold in dry ingredients  
Put the dough in the fridge for about 30 minutes to chill
Roll out on a counter
Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters

Bake 8-10 minutes