Powdered Sugar Cookies

Description: The amount of sugar in this recipe may seem like a lot, but because confectioner's sugar is much lighter than granulated, the cookies are just right and not too sweet.

powdered sugar cookies recipe


  • 1 cup Unsalted Butter, Softened
  • 1 1/2 cup Confectioner's Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon Lemon Extract
  • 2 1/2 cups Sifted Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Cream of Tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Baking Soda

Yield: Makes about 16 cookies

Prep Time: 3 hours

Cook Time: 10 minute s.

Total Time: 3 hours 30 minutes.

Cream together:
Confectioners' Sugar

Beat in:
Lemon Extract

Sifted Flour
Cream of Tartar
Baking Soda

Mix until all ingredients are well blended. Chill dough 2-3 hours before rolling. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Roll out on a lightly floured counter to 1/4" thick and cut with your favorite Ann Clark cookie cutters, then transfer cookies onto cookie sheets that have been lined with parchment paper or silicone liners. Bake about 8-10 minutes or until lightly colored. Let cookies cool slightly on cookie sheet, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Decorate with Royal Icing, buttercream frosting or eat just plain.