Christmas Sugar Cookies with Festive Icing

Merry Christmas everyone! I hope everyone has had a festive season with friends and family. This last seasonal cookie recipe is a simple favorite I’ll be bringing to the in-laws today. It’s a simple sugar cookie recipe with simple icing, and it’s the kind of thing you can always modify according to your tastes. Here is what you’ll need:

1/2 cup butter, softened

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

First, cream the butter and sugar. Then add in the beaten egg and vanilla, mixing very well.  Finally add in the dry ingredients bit by bit until a dough forms. It really is that easy! Put into the fridge for 3 hours, or until dough is chilled.

Once the dough is cold, roll it out and cut out various shapes with your cookie cutters. Place onto a greased or lined baking tray.

Bake for 8-10 minutes at 350F / 180C.

Once baked, take out of the oven and let cool completely. Sometimes I’ll even bake them the day before I ice them.

Now for the icing! It’s pretty simple, just a bit of milk and icing or powdered sugar. You can start by trying 2 tablespoons of milk and 1/4 cup of sugar. It will take a lot of sugar to get the right consistentcy. Keep stirring with a whisk adding the sugar bit by bit.

Add your food coloring and continue to stir.

Once it’s nice and thick, you can begin icing your cookies.

Use a bit and lightly spread it towards the edge using the tip of your spoon or even a toothpick.

Sprinkle while the icing is wet and let dry completely, and there you have it! Festive Christmas cookies. There are so many ways you can decorate these, but I chose to go simple this year. I may try some piping next year, but we’ll see. Wherever you are, have a very Merry Christmas! Enjoy the food around you and hopefully I’ll have some ideas for leftovers soon! Thanks for reading and Happy Eating!

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