Christmas Sugar Cookies Recipes
The perfect Christmas sugar cookie, this recipe produces soft, buttery cookies with a super simple, delicious frosting that hardens to mimic a royal icing.
- 1 cup butter (, softened (no substitutes))
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar ((the sugar MUST be sifted))
- 1 tablespoon milk ((adding in more if needed for proper spreading consistency))
- 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- food coloring
- In a large bowl combine butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract. Beat using an electric mixer on high speed until light and fluffy.
- In another bowl combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Gradually stir this dry mixture into the butter mixture until well blended.
- Cover bowl with plastic wrap and chill for 2 hours. Do not skip this!
- Preheat oven to 400°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper (do not grease cookie sheets, and use parchment paper ONLY).
- On a very lightly floured surface roll out the dough into about 1/4-inch thickness. Cut into desired shapes using cookie cutters. Place cookies 2-inches apart on cookie sheet.
- Bake 4-6 minutes. Remove cookies to wire racks to cool completely before icing.
- For the frosting: in a small bowl mix the confectioners sugar with milk (start with 1-2 tablespoons, but you will likely need more milk for the perfect spreading consistency).
- Whisk in the corn syrup and vanilla extract until the icing is smooth and glossy. If the icing is too thick add in a small amount more of corn syrup.
- Divide into as many separate bowls as you wish for different colors. Add in food coloring until desired intensity is achieved, always starting with a smaller amount and adding gradually.
- Paint the icing over the cookies using a brush, or dip tops of cookies into icing. Allow to set on waxed paper.
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