Friday, December 23, 2011

Day 12: Classic Sugar Cookies

What better way to end a countdown than with your classic sugar cookie. Santa will be thrilled to find these cookies on Christmas Eve:-) I found this recipe from Martha Stewart's website. They are definitely a must try. They are perfect cut out cookies that taste really good.

Recipe:

  • 4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Sift together the dry ingredients. In a large bowl cream the butter, sugar, vanilla extract and eggs. Add in the flour mixture.

 Form the dough into a large ball and wrap. Place in the fridge for 3 hours or overnight.


 When your dough is ready, preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Let the dough sit at room temperature for about 10 minutes to soften. Roll out dough on a floured surface and cut out fun shapes with your cookie cutters. Bake for 10 minutes or until the edges are lightly golden. Don't over-bake!

 Four frosting we did a simple cream cheese frosting and dyed it in yellow and green for our cookies. Use whatever frosting you love or feel free to look at past recipes and choose one.:-)

 Frosting and decorating is the best part of sugar cookies. One of our family Christmas Eve traditions is to make cookies together and place them out for Santa.

We hope you have enjoyed our 12 Days of Holiday treats. We have had a lot of fun making these recipes for you and hope you have enjoyed making them as well. This is us signing out until the New Year.

From our kitchen to yours, Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!! Enjoy!

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