The most wonderful time of the year is upon us once again! Christmas, to me, has always been about joy and celebration. As the year draws to an end, I am reminded of everything I am happy about. Sometimes, that happiness can be found in little things like a Christmas star, a sprig of mistletoe, or an ornament. As a foodie, my happiness comes in the form of a simple Christmas sugar cookie recipe! It’s one Christmas treat I simply cannot do without every year!
How To Make The Best Christmas Sugar Cookie
This post was originally by DIY Projects and shared with permission
In need of some instant warm & fuzzies? Holiday cookies can fill your belly with sweet creamy deliciousness and rev up your holiday spirit. This Christmas sugar cookie recipe has been put to the test, and guess what? It’s the absolute best.
I baked sugar cookies with my mom all throughout my childhood.. With each season or holiday would come a new excuse to spend quality time together whipping up a new batch of sugary buttery wonderfulness — and each season/holiday would inspire new decoration ideas.
Christmas and the winter holiday season in general were, of course, not complete without a mother-daughter cookie session. Over the years we learned that the perfect Christmas sugar cookie recipe should not only taste magical, but also freeze well and produce dough that maintained its shape when baking (making decorating easier and ultimately prettier).
This sugar cookie recipe borrowed from Make Bake Celebrate has it all: they’re soft, keep their shape when baked, and are oh-so-tasty! Read on for step-by-step directions on how to make your own amazing sugar cookies.
This recipe should make enough dough for 18-24 cookies. However, this number will vary depending on how thick you roll your cookies, the size of your cookie cutter and/or decoration and design. It’s best made using an electric mixer, but can be done entirely by hand.
Christmas sugar cookie recipe ingredients:
- 3 cups flour (do not firmly pack)
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1 cup unsalted butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
Prep! Before you start baking, let your butter and egg sit on your counter, but you don’t want to over soften the butter. But just in case you forget, just chop it up into little pieces and never heat it in the microwave.
Step 1: Whisk
Whisk the baking powder and flour together.
Step 2: Use your mixer
Using your mixer, combine the butter and sugar. Once it’s mixed, you can now add the egg. Mix again and lastly, add the vanilla.
Step 3: Add the flour mixture
Now that you have that done, you can now add your flour mixture about a cup at a time. Mix it until it clumps together into a dough.
Step 4: Make the dough and knead
Knead the dough with your hands until it’s nice and smooth. Roll it, then wrap it up with cling or plastic wrap then store in your fridge to chill for about 20 minutes or so. It should be firm but not hard.
In case it gets too hard, just let it sit or you can also knead it a tad with your hands to help soften it up. To speed up to process further, break it in two and knead each ball until they soften.
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My Christmas simply isn’t complete without my special sugar cookie. I hope this recipe has made you realize what treats and trinkets mean to you during the holidays. This Christmas sugar cookie recipe not only guarantees delight in every bite, but also makes sure that there’s a lot to go around! Share what you’ve made with your loved ones, and have a wonderful time this Christmas!
Want more Christmas recipes? Why not try these 16 Christmas Dinner Ideas Guaranteed to Make Your Night Memorable? What’s one Christmas treat you simply can’t do without? Let us know in the comments section!
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