Bakery Style Sugar Cookies


  • 2 1/2 cups + 2 tbs. flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. cream of tartar
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 tbs. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. almond extract
  • 1/4 cup raw sugar or sugar crystals


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Add in the egg yolks, vanilla, and almond extracts, and beat until combined.
  5. Slowly add in the flour mixture and beat until fully combined.
  6. Scoop out dough in 2-tablespoonfuls. Roll the tops in raw sugar or sugar crystals.
  7. Place on a lined baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake for 12-13 minutes, or until cookies just begin to brown on the edges- do not over bake!

Recipe Notes

Adapted from All Recipes