Thursday, December 13, 2012

Christmas Sugar Cookies


Hi everyone, today's recipe is perfect as a Christmas treat or a perfect as a homemade present, easy and delicious!

Makes 2½ dozen
Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1½ sticks unsalted butter, soften (3/4cups)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Colored Sugar for decoration
  • Holiday Sprinkles for decoration
  • Christmas cookie cuters

Preheat oven to 375ºF

Combine flour and salt together, mix well and set aside for a minute.

In an electric blender on medium speed, cream the butter  and the sugar. Add in the egg, and the vanilla extract, blend on medium speed until all the ingredients are well combined.  Scraped down the sides of the bowl, set the speed to low and add in the flour. Blend on low until combined. Do NOT overmixed.  Refrigerate dough for 1 hour before using it.

On a floured surface, roll out the dough, to a ¼ inch thickness. Use your Christmas cookie cutters to cut out the cookies. Decorate with color sugar and bake for 12-15 minutes or until slightly brown.

I decorated half my cookies with colored sugar and the other half I used pre-made  icing to decorate them.  To decorate with the icing, first, cook the cookies and after they have cooled completely, decorated them as you please. To decorate with the colored sugar, decorate the cookies before baking them. Then bake at 375ºF for 12-15 minutes.

Enjoy!

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