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Caramel Sugar Cookies

Makes 40 – 50 cookies depending on size

These cookies can be made all year round using different cookie cutters for the season, but when making them at Christmas they add colour to any cookie platter.


1 cup butter at room temperature

1 ½ cup sugar

2 eggs

2 tsp caramel extract

3 ½ cup flour

1 tsp baking powder

½ tsp salt

Glaze Ingredients

1 cup icing sugar

1 tsp vanilla

1 – 2 tbsp milk

Food colouring


  1. Preheat oven 350°F

  2. Using a stand mixer cream butter and sugar

  3. Beat in eggs and caramel extract

  4. Combine dry ingredients and gradually stir into mixing bowl until well blended

  5. Cover dough and chill for 20 minutes

  6. On a lightly floured surface, take ¼ of dough and roll out to 1/8 inch thick

  7. Use cookie cutters to cut out shapes you want

  8. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheet

  9. Keep putting dough together and rolling out to make as many cookies as you can

  10. Bake 8 – 10 minutes or until lightly browned

  11. Cool on wire racks

  12. Once fully cooled make white glaze and using piping tool use white to outline each cookie. This will all you to fill in the coloured glaze without it running down the sides

  13. Make each colour glaze and ice cookies in the colour you want

  14. Place cookies on baking sheet and freeze for two hours before placing in seal tight container

  15. Use wax paper in between each cookie layer and freeze until ready to eat


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