Christmas sugar cookies are one Christmas tradition we do every year! These have been a hit at my house since 2010! It has never failed us nor several of my mom group friends as well.
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They can be a lot of work, but they are worth it! My grandma pointed me toward her go-to -> All Recipes Best Rollout Cookies Ever! Sugar Cookies are the perfect treat to leave for Santa and a fun Christmas cookie to make as well! With homemade frosting and sprinkles, you can’t go wrong! Making cookies for Santa is such a fun tradition for the holidays!
Sugar Cookie Recipe Ingredients:
- Butter– You will want this to be softened before you make the cookie dough This time of year I leave a couple of sticks in a container on my counter for last-minute baking.
- White Sugar
- Baking Powder
Homemade Frosting Ingredients:
- Powdered Sugar
- Butter Flavoring – This can be hard to find at a normal grocery store, so I order one from Amazon when I run low.
- Clear Vanilla Extract– This is so the frosting doesn’t take on the coloring of the Vanilla Extract. I will say I have used the regular This has never affected mine)
- Heavy Whipping Cream– You can also use 2% milk in this, a higher fat; I use 2% all the time.
- Food Coloring
How To Make Sugar Cookies:
Cream the butter and sugar in a large bowl or a Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer until smooth.
Next, add the eggs and vanilla, allowing it to beat until smooth.
Slowly add to the mixer the flour, baking powder, and salt.
Allow the dough to mix until it is all the same consistency.
Spread your dough onto plates; I use dinner plates and chill your dough in the fridge for at least one hour. (I tend to leave the dough overnight in the fridge)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Roll out your dough onto a floured surface 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick using a rolling pin.
The dough can be hard to work. Take the dough out of the fridge for about 30 minutes and then roll into balls to be rolled out. Working the dough in your hands can help to warm it up the dough to help it be more workable.
Use cookie cutters to cut your shapes. The metal cutters tend to cut thru the dough the best but they rust out fast.
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Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake 8 to 10 minutes in your preheated oven.
Place on baker racks and allow them to cool completely before frosting.
How To Make Homemade Frosting For Sugar Cookies:
Start with all the ingredients listed in a mixing bowl but the milk.
Add in about 4 tbsp milk and mix with a handheld mixer.
As the frosting is mixed, you can more milk to make the frosting thinner.
Dish out into bowls and then mix in food coloring.
Bella loves the coloring of the frosting! I let the kids frost all the cookies, and it’s fun to see what they come up with for color combinations and decorations!!
What cookie is your favorite to make for the holidays?
Other Cookie Recipes To Check Out:
I love making cake mix cookies! I have a whole collection; the Smore’s one is amazing! You can check out the collection -> here!
- Christmas Sugar Cookies– These cookies with homemade frosting are amazing!
- Peanut Butter Cup Cookies-> Use a muffin pan and homemade peanut butter cookies, and stuff them with peanut butter cups!
- Minty Chocolate Delight Cookies– Chocolate cookies made with chocolate and mint morsels, an amazing sweet cookie!
- In a large bowl (I use my Kitchen Aid stand mixer) cream together butter and sugar until smooth.
- Next, add the eggs and vanilla allowing it to beat until smooth.
- Slowly add to the mixer your flour, baking powder, and salt.
- Allow the dough to mix until it is all the same consistency.
- Spread your dough out onto plates, I use dinner plates and chill your dough in the fridge for at least one hour (I tend to leave the dough overnight in the fridge)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Roll out your dough onto a floured surface 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick using a rolling pin.
- Use cookie cutters to cut your shapes.
- Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
- Bake 8 to 10 minutes in preheated oven.
- Place on baker racks and allow them to cool completely before frosting.
- Start with all the ingredients listed below in a bowl but the milk.
- Mix well and taste test, if the frosting is too thick add more milk or to runny add more sugar.
- Dish out into bowls and then mix in food coloring.
- Frost your cookies!!