We love cookies in our home and my favorite cookie to make is these Bakery Style Sugar Cookie Recipe. They are thick, soft and delicious. These are the perfect cookies to make in any shape for a party, holiday and more.
Bakery Style Sugar Cookie Recipe
2 sticks unsalted butter (softened)
1/2 cup shortening
1 1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 teaspoons almond extract
4 cups flour
1/2 cup corn starch
2 teaspoons baking powder
In a large mixing bowl combine butter, shortening and sugar. Beat until fluffy. Turn mixer down and add egg, vanilla and almond extract. Add baking powder. Sift in and flour and cornstarch until mixed thoroughly.
Lightly flour your working surface and shape dough into a large ball.
Roll dough out to desired thickness (1/4″) and cut into shapes. Add flour to dough if it feels too sticky but a nice soft dough is what you want. Carefully transfer cut out cookie shapes with a spatula to a baking sheet. Bake baking sheets at 325 degrees for 12-14 minutes. Cookies will be soft. Let sit on baking sheet for 5 minutes before carefully moving to a cooling rack. Cool completely before frosting.
SO easy and these cookies come out thick and perfect each time. Be sure not to over bake them. They will harden a bit after they cool on the cookie sheets. Then they are ready for frosting. Which is really the best part. See this post here for the perfect cookie frosting.