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Soft Sugar Cookie Puffs

My husband's Aunt Laurel always made these cake-like cookies with her own farm-fresh eggs, cream and butter. Now I prepare batches for Christmas each year. We like them because they're not overly sweet. —D. Elaine Rutschke, Spruce View, Alberta
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
  • Makes
    about 6 dozen


  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • Assorted colored sugars, optional


  • In a bowl, beat eggs; add cream and beat well. Beat in the sugar, butter and almond extract. Combine flour and baking powder; gradually add to sugar mixture. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy to handle.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with 2-1/2-in. cookie cutters dipped in flour. Place 1 in. apart on greased baking sheets. If desired, sprinkle with colored sugars, pressing sugar into dough if needed.
  • Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
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  • Jill
    Dec 11, 2019

    Don't bother with this recipe. The dough was so sticky that I couldn't get it out of the bowl, off the scraper, or off my hands. It even stuck to the Silpat. I had to add a ton of flour to roll it out. 2nd batch I tried dropping with a cookie scoop... so sticky that it "sprung" the scoop. I threw the rest of the batter away. The cookies baked OK, but were very dry. The flavor improved with sitting overnight. But they were absolutely NOT worth the trouble and sticky mess!

  • Sherry
    Feb 10, 2019

    I THOUGHT I TRY THESE COOKIES Instead of mine for a change, Well I can say these are the worst cookies I have ever baked. They are like dog bone no favor texture is horrible. I don't know How Taste of Home ever let this recipe on there Subscription, It was waste of my time and I threw them in the garbage..

  • Ceege
    Dec 7, 2016

    These cookies are HORRIBLE. The texture is terrible and there is no taste to them at all. Mine did not "Puff" up and I had bought a brand new can of baking powder to do my Christmas baking, so that was not the problem. I am furious that I spent the money and all the time it takes to prepare cut out cookies on this recipe. Several people have tried them and they all give them a thumbs down. I hate to do it, but these are going in the garbage. My advice to all....DO NOT EVEN TRY THESE.

  • SweetandCountry
    Mar 1, 2015

    These cookies are delicious! My children and I bought cookie cutters to bake for Christmas and just happened to come across this recipe! Family, friends, everyone...raved about the thickness and the fluffiness. The whipping cream does it! We just bought our Easter cookie cutters and again, will be using this recipe. Cannot wait to hear all the "oooo's" and "ahhhhhh's" again. Well done!

  • amberjcarothers
    Dec 27, 2012

    No comment left

  • ReadySetBake
    Nov 11, 2011

    Did not care for these at all. They have a cornbread texture to them. Would not recommend to anyone.

  • BarbieGirl33
    Mar 27, 2011

    These are fantastic cookies!!! They are very light and fluffy.