A sugar cookie is epitome of the word “cookie”. It’s classic, beautifully simple, an all around crowd-pleasing cookie. Honestly, who doesn’t like a sugar cookie? But I’m not here to talk to you about the old-fashioned sugar cookies, I’m here to talk to your about mini almond sugar cookies.
Mini almond sugar cookies are a soft baked sugar cookie, flavored with almond extract and decorated with colored sprinkles and sugar. They also might be the easiest cookie recipe you’ll ever find.
I’m not claiming to be the easiest cookie recipe without backing that up with proof. What makes these mini almond sugar cookies so easy is that the dough bakes as one big cookie. After it bakes, you take a pizza cutter and slice it into the little mini squares. That to me, is the easiest it’s going to get to bake a cookie. There’s no forming individual cookie shapes, no rolling dough and using cookie cutters. Just pour the dough onto your baking sheet, bake, then slice.
They make the most adorable little cookies. These would make a great Holiday treat for a neighbor or something to bring into the office for your coworkers or a Holiday party. Or, you can always make these for no Holiday-related reason at all other than to snack on them with a cup of coffee. Which I may or may not be doing right now.
-This dough is wet and a little sticky, it’s not your traditional drier dough. Use a spoon or spatula to smooth out the dough and spread it on the sheet.
-Use the smallest baking sheet you have, when you spread out the dough it’s not going to spread all the way to the edges. Mine looks like this. I measured 9″ tall by 10″.
One it has baked, use your pizza cutter to slice into little squares. It can’t get any easier than that to have homemade freshly baked mini almond sugar cookies!Print
Mini Almond Sugar Cookies
Mini almond sugar cookies are an easy and soft baked sugar cookie perfect for Holiday baking. This bakes as one big cookie on a sheet pan then just slice into mini squares!
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 12 minutes
- Total Time: 17 minutes
1 and 1/2 cups all purpose flour
5 tablespoons Crisco shortening
3/4 cup white sugar
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon milk
2 teaspoons almond extract
1 and 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
Colored sprinkles + 1 tablespoon sugar for decorating
1. Heat oven to 375. In a large bowl cream together the shortening and the 3/4 cup sugar. Add in the oil, egg, milk, and almond extra and beat until light and fluffy.
2. Gradually blend in the flour, baking powder, and salt at low speed. Spread onto an ungreased baking pan. Mixture will not cover the entire pan, spread until about 1/4″ thick. Mine measured 9×10. Sprinkle with the 1 tablespoon sugar and sprinkles. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes then slice with a pizza cutter to the desired cookie size.
This recipe was something my mom made. She found the recipe on the bag of Pillsbury Flour.