As promised, a Christmas Cookie recipe!
- 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.
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.
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.
If you put icing on your cookies, that would be done after they are baked and cooled.
I did have one little helper:
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.