Olympic Sugar Cookies
Olympic gold medalist Laurie Hernandez is sharing her winning recipe for sugar cookies.


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 1⁄4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
  • Blue, black, red and blue food coloring

Olympic Sugar Cookies - Home & Family


1) For cookies; in a large bowl combine butter with sugar, eggs, vanilla and almond extract; beat using an electric mixer on high speed until light and fluffy.

2) In another bowl combine the flour with baking powder, baking soda and salt; gradually stir into the butter mixture until well blended.

3) Cover bowl with plastic wrap and chill for 2 hours.

4) Set oven to 400°F.

5) Line cookie sheets with parchment paper (do not grease cookie sheets use parchment paper only).

6) On a very lightly floured surface roll out the dough into about 1/4-inch thickness.

7) Cut rings using cookie cutters

8) Use water to adhere 5 rings together.

9) Place cookies 2-inches apart on cookie sheet.

10) Bake 4-6 mintes.

11) Remove cookies to wire racks to cool completely before icing.

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