“Some people really do spend their whole lives together.”
Christmas sugar cookies are a huge staple in my life this time of year. I have never been great at baking, mostly because it requires a creativity and eye for detail that cooking does not. I’ve always thought that if you are talented with scrap-booking, drawing, interior decorating, these types of things….you are probably phenomenal at baking.
Anyways, I have found it is much easier to make iced sugar cookies look pretty if you have “dippable” icing. I made these cookies and icing, and I LOVE the kiddish appearance they have as if they had just popped out of a cartoon. They are so easy and so fun!
- 1 1/2 cups of softened butter
- 3 cups of sugar
- 4 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 5 cups of flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp of salt
Mix the butter and sugar until they are creamed. Mix in the eggs and vanilla. Mix in the flour, baking powder, and salt. After you have a well formed dough, cover and refrigerate it overnight.
Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Roll out the dough on a well-floured surface with a well-floured rolling pin. If you like thick soft sugar cookies leave the dough about 1/2 in. thick. If you like thin cookies with a crunch, leave the dough less than 1/4 in. thick. Use cookie cutters to create your shapes, and set 1 in. apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 6-8 minutes until a light golden hue is seen on the outer rim.
2 cups of powdered (confectionary) sugar
2-3 tablespoons of milk
2 tsp of vanilla extract
Mix together and dip cookies!