Sugar Cookies

Sugar Cookies


Servings About 18 cookies

Active Time:

~20 min

Total Time:

~34-35 min

About this Recipe

These tender sugar cookies are great for decorating. We prefer a 3” cookie cutter, but feel free to use any of your favorite cookie cutters. We recommend refrigerating the dough for 1-2 hours to make sure the dough is easy to roll out and the cookies bake evenly. Once the cookies cool, use your creativity to decorate them any way you like!


  • 2½ cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 sticks (½ lb) unsalted butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract (optional)

From Your Pantry

butter (at room temperature) or nonstick cooking spray


Brava metal tray

mixing bowls

stand mixer (optional)

wire cooling rack

rolling pin

cookie cutters

plastic wrap

Nutrition Information

Allergens: Milk, Eggs, Wheat (Gluten)


  • Sweets
  • Vegetarian
  • Kid Friendly
  • Christmas
  • Desserts
  • Easter
  • Eggs
  • Halloween
  • Hanukkah
  • Metal Tray
  • Passover
  • Recipes
  • Snack
  • Year Round

  1. 1

    Prep cookie dough

    • Pro Tip: Leave butter and eggs at room temperature for 1 hour before beginning. This will soften butter for easy mixing and ensure more even distribution of eggs in the dough.
    • In medium bowl, stir together flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda.
    • In bowl of stand mixer with paddle attachment or in large bowl with wooden spoon, combine butter and sugar; mix until creamy and well incorporated.
    • Add egg, almond extract and vanilla extract; mix well.
    • Add flour mixture; mix for 30 seconds to thoroughly blend dough.

  2. 2

    Refrigerate dough

    • Divide dough in half, shape into compact discs and wrap in plastic. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours.

  3. 3

    Form cookies

    • Lightly butter or spray Brava metal tray.
    • Unwrap dough disc and place onto lightly floured surface.
    • Pro Tip: Lightly flour rolling pin to prevent sticking.
    • Roll out dough to ¼-inch thickness.
    • Cut with cookie cutters and transfer to metal tray. If using 3-inch cutter, 6 cookies will fit on metal tray.

  4. 4

    Preheat oven, then bake cookies

    • Select “Sugar Cookies” on your touchscreen and follow instructions.
    • Press green button to begin preheating.
    • Once Brava is preheated, slide metal tray into top shelf and press green button to begin baking.

  5. 5


    • When your food is done, transfer cookies to wire rack to cool before serving.
    • When metal tray is cool enough to handle, wipe it out before baking additional batches of cookies.
    • Any leftover cookies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for 2–3 days.