Christmas Sugar Cookies

As promised, a Christmas Cookie recipe!

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Sugar Cookies:

  • 1 cup butter, salted
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • Add a dash of salt if you used unsalted butter

In a bowl, cream the butter and sugar. Beat in the eggs and vanilla.

In a second bowl, combine and mix well the flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir flour into butter mixture 1 cup at a time. I did chill the dough this time for a few hours but only because I had an errand to run. You don’t have to chill.

Roll out dough and cut into shapes with cookie cutters or a knife.Instead of using flour to roll my cookies out I used powdered sugar. Bake on a cookie sheet or a parchment lined sheet pan in a preheated 325* oven for 10 to 13 minutes depending on the size of the cookie. Remove cookies to a rack to cool completely.

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I then made icing out of  powdered sugar , vanilla, butter and a little bit of half and half. I colored the with food color that I bought at a local grocery store.

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I iced some cookies and put colored sugar on others. If you use colored sugar to decorate your cookies, you will need to do that before they are baked.

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If you put icing on your cookies, that would be done after they are baked and cooled.

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I did have one little helper:

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I think her favorite part was licking the extra icing and sprinkles up that fell off the cookies. It was a lot of fun havig her here to help me. This was her first year of “really” helping.

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Happy Baking!

 

 

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