Christmas Glam: Christmas Sugar Cookies

Hey everyone!

So today’s Christmas Glam post is my favourite Christmas sugar cookies recipe it’s pretty simple and the cookies look really cute and festive!

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Ingredients for cookies:

  1. 1 cup of butter (2 sticks, salted or unsalted at room temperature)
  2. 1 ½ cups of sugar
  3. 3 eggs
  4. 1 tsp vanilla
  5. 3 ½ cups of all-purpose flour
  6. 2 tsp baking powder
  7. 1 ¼ tsp salt (optional, leave out if you use salted butter)

Ingredients for buttercream frosting:

  1. ½ cup of butter
  2. 3 cups of icing sugar
  3. Milk as needed

Directions

1. For the cookie dough, start by creaming together the butter (softened) and the sugar. Once they are mixed together, add in the eggs and vanilla.

2. In a separate bowl, sift all of the dry ingredients together and then add them to the sugar, butter and egg mixture

3. The cookie dough is done when it forms a ball and starts to come away from the sides of the bowl.

4. Then you have to let the dough rest for at least 2 hours in the fridge

5. Once the dough has been chilled, put flour on the counter and roll out the dough to about a ¼ of an inch in thickness. Then cut out cookies using festive cookie cutters like christmas trees or gingerbread men and put them on a baking tray and don’t forget to leave some space between the cookies because they expand a bit.

6. Bake the cookies in the oven at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes. Check on the cookies often, because every oven is different and you only want a bit of a golden color on the bottom.

7. While the cookies are cooling you can start your icing! Taking your softened ½ cup of butter, use an electric beater to whip the butter, and then gradually start adding your 3 cups of icing sugar. If it isn’t mixing smoothly you can add about a teaspoon or two of milk at a time to make it creamy. Make sure to taste test it often!

8. Another Christmas twist is the icing: I made a red icing and a green icing by separating the icing into bowls and adding food coloring so that I have green, red and white icing

9. You can decorate these cookies by just using a butter knife, but to make them a little more decorative: I cut off the corner of a Ziplock bag to have the fine tip and make fun designs!

Well, That was my favourite Christmas cookie recipe, it’s pretty simple, plus it can be used year round with different cookie cutters and different coloured icing!

Let me know if you try this recipe!

See you in the next post ♥

 

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