Small-batch sugar cookies

These are perfect when you need something to do with your child but don't want too many cookies. These are perfect for cutting into fun shapes and decorating, as they don't spread in baking. Recipe adapted from A Pinch of This and That.

1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter
1 egg yolk
pinch salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon almond extract
1/8 teaspoon lemon extract
1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon flour

Heat oven to 350°F. Cream butter and sugar. Add yolk, salt, and extracts and mix well. Add flour. Roll out between two pieces of waxed paper to about 1/8".  Cut out and bake 6-10 minutes, depending on size, until golden-brown on the bottoms.


  1. Thanks for the recipe. I'll have to try these sometime. Sounds perfect for just enough cookies to use to decorate a cake or something like that.

  2. The best cookies I've ever made!