Who doesn't love decorating sugar cookies on Easter? They can be intricate or simple... it's your choice! However, the one thing you never want to see is a cookie stuck to the bottom of the sheet pan. This can instantly turn a good time into a bad time! Luckily, PAM Non-Stick Cooking Spray can save the day. Just give your pans a little spray and never worry about your cookies sticking again!
We used a smooth and fluffy vanilla frosting that perfectly pairs with these no-chill almond sugar cookies. To decorate, we used perfectly sweet sanding sugar, but there are so many options for decorating — sprinkles, edible glitter, colored gel and even small candies. Just remember to have fun and involve the kids!
No-chill almond sugar cookie recipe
Yields about 3 dozen
- 1 cup unsalted butter (room temperature)
- 1-1/2 cups white sugar
- 1 large egg
- 2 teaspoons almond extract
- 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup white whole wheat flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- PAM Non-Stick Cooking Spray
- Toppings: sprinkles, candies, food dye, etc.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- In a bowl of an electric mixer, add room-temperature butter and sugar. Beat for about five minutes until fluffy and light in color. Add in egg and almond extract, and mix until combined.
- In a medium-sized bowl, add all-purpose flour, white whole wheat flour, baking powder and salt. Whisk together until airy and mixed together.
- With the mixer on low, gently add the flour until it is all incorporated. Make sure to scrape down the sides and bottom.
- Once the dough is together, lay it out onto a lightly floured surface. If the dough is a little crumbly, simply knead together with your hands until it is formed.
- Lightly flour a rolling pin and roll out the dough. If it's too sticky, simply add a little flour to firm it up. Roll out dough until it's about 1/4-inch thick, and then dip cookie cutter in flour and cut out shapes.
- Spray a large cookie sheet or sheet pan with PAM Non-Stick Cooking Spray, and gently lay out cookies on sheet pan, leaving 2 inches between cookies.
- Bake for about eight minutes until lightly browned, and let cool completely before you start decorating.
- To decorate, simply spread frosting onto the cookies and decorate with desired sprinkles, candies, etc.
Light and fluffy vanilla frosting recipe
Yields 2 cups
- 1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted room-temperature butter
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 3 to 4 tablespoons milk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla- or almond extract
- 1 pinch kosher salt
- In a large bowl of an electric mixer, add all ingredients and mix until fluffy and combined. If the frosting is too thick, add more milk. If it's too thin, add a little more powdered sugar.
- If you wish to add coloring, simply split the frosting into several different bowls and add a few drops of coloring per bowl. Stir each bowl with a clean butter knife until color is mixed into the frosting.
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