Best Christmas Sugar Cookies

Get ready to bake up a storm with this timeless sugar cookie recipe that never goes out of style. It's the perfect recipe for crafting soft and scrumptious sugar cookies, with a cut-out twist, that I've been baking for years and years.

Best Christmas Sugar Cookies

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It doesn't take Picasso to create sweet works of art with sugar cookies! Choosing the cutter shapes and decorations is the most fun part. Let your imagination run wild and create never-ending designs that will make your cookies the star of any party! 

Show off your artistic side and create something unique and delicious. Sugar cookies are a delicious treat for any occasion and are sure to be a hit with your friends and family.

Best Christmas Sugar Cookies

Sugar Cookie Recipe to Satisfy All Sweet Tooth Cravings
 Are you in the mood for something soft and chewy with a sprinkle of sugar or a treat that's crisp and topped with colorful icing? Look no further than these delicious sugar cookie recipes that will surely satisfy your cravings.

Ingredients in Christmas Sugar Cookies

Cookie ingredients

  • All-purpose Flour - always give the flour a quick stir before measuring

  • Baking powder -the purpose of baking powder is to create air bubbles that give your baked goods their light, airy texture

  • Sugar

  • Salted Butter - softened to room temp

  • Vanilla Extract - Pure vanilla or almond extract. Pure extracts provide so much more flavor than imitation flavors.

  • Eggs - Room temperature eggs mix better with the batter and rise more easily.

  • Heavy whipping cream

Powder Sugar Icing Ingredients

  • Powdered Sugar - also called confectioners' sugar

  • Milk - Any type of milk...almond milk can be used

  • Light corn syrup

  • Vanilla Extract 

  • Food Coloring

🎄How to Make the Best Christmas Sugar Cookies

  • Start by mixing the dry ingredients in a large bowl, and set aside.

  • In your stand mixer or with a hand mixer,  beat the wet ingredients starting with softened butter and sugar until light and fluffy. 

  • Then add eggs one at a time to the mixer, then add vanilla extract and heavy cream just until incorporated.

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  •  To your wet ingredients, add the dry ingredients, and mix until combined. Do not overwork the dough.

  • Cover and chill your dough for at least one hour, or overnight.

  • Preheat the oven to 375° F.  Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats

  • Lightly flour your work surface and rolling pin. Working with a handful of dough at a time, roll the dough out to 1/4-inch thickness. Use cookie cutters to cut into desired shapes. Place cookies on prepared cookie sheets. Keep the remaining dough chilled until you need to roll it out

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  • Re-roll scrap dough and incorporate more chilled dough. If the dough becomes too sticky, place it back in the refrigerator briefly. Continue the process until all cookies are cut out.

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  • Bake for 9 -11 minutes or until the edges begin to brown. Do Not overbake.

  • Let rest on the baking sheet for a few minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool.

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How to Make Powdered Sugar Icing

  • In a small bowl, stir together 4 cups of powdered sugar and 3 tablespoons of milk until smooth. 

  • Beat in 8 teaspoons corn syrup and 1 tsp. vanilla extract until icing is smooth and glossy. If the icing is too thick, add more corn syrup.

  • Recipe for Colored Sugar to use for decorating...get the recipe here

🥣Baking Tips

Eggs Cold eggs won't make your batch of cookies taste or look horrible, but taking a little extra time to bring them to room temperature (about 1 hour) will get you fluffier cookies. If you don't have time for that, place the eggs in a bowl of warm (not hot) water for about 5 minutes.

Flour -  Use a spoon to fill the measuring cup with flour until the required amount is obtained. Scooping the measuring cup directly into the flour bag will firmly pack
 flour resulting in too much flour required for the recipe.

Chilling Dough - Popping your dough in the fridge allows the fats to cool. As a result, the cookies will expand more slowly, holding onto their texture. If you skip the chilling step, you're more likely to wind up with flat, sad disks instead of lovely, chewy cookies

  • Store at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Let iced cookies dry overnight before stacking. 

  • You can also freeze unfrosted cookies for up to three months. We recommend stacking a few cookies, then wrapping them in foil, and then storing them in an airtight freezer bag or container. Frost when ready to eat.

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