Beach Cookies

Beach Cookies Recipe|

Sugar cookie recipe for non spreading cookies.  Beach balls & towels, bikini, sunglasses, and flip flop cookie cutters make these cookies fun to make.



1 cup butter, softened

1 cup granulated sugar (or) 1- 1/4 cups confectioners sugar

1 egg

1 egg yolk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 teaspoon cream bouquet flavoring-or almond extract

21/2 cups all purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

* This recipe will not expand or spread as you bake.  A perfect recipe for cut out cookies.

Recipe adapted from Karens


  1. In mixing bowl cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg yolk beat well, add full egg and extracts.
  2. On low speed add flour and salt, beat until  flour is mixed and dough starts to form. Remove from mixing bowl and form into a ball.  Flatten ball and cut into half. Wrap each half with plastic wrap and refrigerate 30 minutes or up to 2 days.
  3. Preheat oven to 375.  Line cookie sheet with parchment paper, set aside.
  4. Unwrap dough from plastic and on floured surface, roll dough into 1/4 inch thick. Dip cookie cutter into flour and then cut out shapes.
  5. Place cookies on parchment paper and into oven.
  6. Bake 7-10 minutes until cookies are light brown.
  7. Cool completely before frosting.
  8. Use royal icing, buttercream, or fondant to frost and decorate.


  • Baked cookies freeze well.  Freeze before decorating for best results.
  • Wear gloves when mixing fondant colors and store colored fondant in separate zip lock baggies to keep moist and pliable.
  • To purchase beach cookie cutters