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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!

Sugar Cookies

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!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword christma cookies, homemade sugar cookies
Prep Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 24 Servings
Author Jenny

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Cup Softened Butter
  • 2 Cup White Sugar
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 5 Cup Flour
  • 2 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 Tsp Salt

Homemade Frosting

  • 1 Cup Shortening
  • 4 Cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 Tsp Butter Flavoring
  • 1/4 Tsp Vanila Extract
  • 4-6 Tbsp Heaving Whipping Cream or 2% Milk

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl (I use my Kitchen Aid stand mixer) cream together butter and sugar until smooth.

  2. Next, add the eggs and vanilla allowing it to beat until smooth.  

  3. Slowly add to the mixer your flour, baking powder, and salt.

  4. Allow the dough to mix until it is all the same consistency.

  5. 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)

  6. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  7. Roll out your dough onto a floured surface 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick using a rolling pin.

  8. Use cookie cutters to cut your shapes.

  9. Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.

  10. Bake 8 to 10 minutes in preheated oven.
  11. Place on baker racks and allow them to cool completely before frosting.

Homemade Frosting

  1. Start with all the ingredients listed below in a bowl but the milk.

  2.  Add in about 4 tbsp of the milk and start to mix with a handheld mixer, as the frosting mixes you can add more milk to make the frosting thinner.   

  3. Mix well and taste test, if the frosting is too thick add more milk or to runny add more sugar. 

  4. Dish out into bowls and then mix in food coloring.

  5. Frost your cookies!!

Recipe Notes

 

 

Homemade Frosting Directions:

Start with the ingredients listed below in a bowl, I start with 4 tbsp of the milk. Mix together with a hand-held mixer (this is thick so you want to have the electric power to it)

Mix well and taste test, if the frosting is to thick add more milk or to runny add more sugar.

Dish out into bowls and then mix in food coloring. Frost your cookies!!

I let the kids frost all the cookies and its fun to see what they come up with for color combinations and decorations!!