Hi everyone and happy National Cookie Day! What better way to celebrate the occasion and day 4 of Blogmas! Seriously, this is just the beginning. I’m so excited to be participating this year. Any who, back to the main attraction.
I’ve mentioned in my holiday bucket list that I wanted to make Christmas cookies. I’ve always made the premade cookies with the pictures stamped on the front. I never had the experience of rolling out the dough and using a cute cookie cutter to form a holiday-themed shape. You can check out the original recipe that I used here.
- 2 and 1/4 cup flour
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 3/4 cup (or 12 tbsp.) room temperature butter
- 1 large egg
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
1. Add your flour, baking powder, and salt into a bowl, whisk, and set aside.
2. In a larger bowl mix your softened butter and sugar on a high speed until nice and smooth. Then add your egg, vanilla extract, and mix on high speed until it’s all well combined.
3. Next you’ll need to add your dry ingredients into the wet bowl (I did this in batches to make mixing easier). Mix on a low speed until your dough starts to form.
4. Sally suggests splitting the dough into 2 equal parts because it makes rolling the dough more manageable. Roll the dough to about 1/4 inch thick for a soft cookie center. I rolled mine on wax paper to prevent sticking and for an easier transfer. Lightly dust the top of the dough with flour and top it with another sheet of wax paper. Then stack the other dough on top, cover with cling wrap, and refrigerate for 1-2 hours.
5. After your dough is nice and chilled (should feel stiff) you can preheat your oven to 350. Use a cookie cutter to cut the dough into desired shapes and placed them onto a lined baking tray or a silicone baking mat. Keep re-rolling the remaining dough until there is no more left!
6. Bake for 10 minutes or until you notice the edges starting to get lightly golden. Allow the cookies to cool completely on a wire rack before you start to decorate.
7. Decorate as you wish and enjoy your delicious sugar cookies or let them dry completely before stacking them and gifting them to family and friends!
These cookies are just too good to put down. They are soft and crumbly in the middle but still have a nice crisp outside. Give them a try, you’ll definitely like them if your a fan of sugar cookies. What are some of your favorite cookies to indulge in?
If you or anyone you know is participating in Blogmas let me know in the comments so I can check them out and add their link to my original Blogmas post!
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