Not Too Sweet Sugar Cookies Recipe

These cookies are delicious and not overly sweet.  If you plan on making a frosted sugar cookie, these are a great base because they complement a super sweet frosting nicely.

Not Too Sweet Sugar Cookies Recipe

Not Too Sweet Sugar Cookies Recipe

1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp almond extract
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup milk
3 3/4 cups flour
5 tsp baking powder
additional 1/4 cup sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease baking sheets or line with parchment paper.

Cream the butter and sugar until fluffy.  Add eggs one at a time.  Add in extracts, milk and oil.  In a separate bowl, mix together the flour and baking powder.  Add the flour mixture to the wet mixture and stir until combined.

Put the additional sugar in a shallow dish.  Roll dough into 1″ balls.  Then roll each ball on the sugar plate to coat.  Place 2″ apart on baking sheets.  Use a wide, flat bottomed glass to press down on each ball to shape into a cookie form.

Bake approximately 10 minutes or until the bottoms are just starting to turn golden brown.' About Chrysa

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  1. So these cookies come out crisp or are they soft? I’m looking for a good soft sugar cookie recipe. Thanks!!

  2. Ok, thanks! I will give em a try!!

  3.' Robin Wilson says:

    I adore almond flavoring! I wonder if the vanilla could be left our or more almond added to give it more? They look delicious to say the least. So glad that these do not have to be rolled out. Very nice recipe. Thanks for sharing.


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