Christmas Sugar Cookies. Pro tip: When baking any of these Christmas sugar cookies, remember to sprinkle flour on your cookie cutters to keep the dough from sticking. Start with a simple but magical recipe—our Ideal Sugar Cookies. All you need are a few basic ingredients—all-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, butter, eggs, and vanilla—to make these treats.
To dress them up, I drizzle or dip the cookies in tinted white chocolate, then sprinkle them with crushed candy canes. Stir in flour, baking soda and cream of tartar. In a bowl, stir together flour and baking powder. You can have Christmas Sugar Cookies using 8 ingredients and 7 steps. Here is how you achieve that.
Ingredients of Christmas Sugar Cookies
- You need 2 Cups of Salted Butter (NOT margarine).
- You need 2 Cups of Sugar (granulated).
- You need 4 Teaspoons of Baking Powder.
- Prepare 2 Teaspoons of Baking Soda.
- You need 2 Teaspoons of Vanilla.
- It’s 4 of Eggs.
- You need 1/3 of Milk (add more or less depending on humidity to form a soft dough).
- You need 6 Cups of All Purpose Flour.
In another bowl, beat butter with sugar until fluffy and light. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cover, and chill dough for at least one hour (or overnight).
Christmas Sugar Cookies step by step
- Cream room temperature butter and sugar..
- Add all other ingredients except flour and mix well..
- Stir in flour. Mix well but work the dough as little as possible. Over mixing makes cookies hard or tough..
- Option 1 – Put dough into a cookie press and press onto cookie sheet. Bake at 350 until firm but try to remove before edges start to turn brown..
- Option 2 – Place large handful of dough on floured surface. Roll to about 1/4 inch thickness and cut out with cookie cutters. Place cookies on cookie sheet and bake at 350 until edges barely begin to turn light brown..
- Let cookies cool completely and then frost and decorate..
- Tip: If you prefer a soft cookie, place cookies in a sealed container (or even a zip lock) and place a piece of white bread in the container (two for a larger container). This makes all the difference in the world for all cookies I have made! If you prefer a crisper cookie you can leave the cookies in for an extra minute and do not use the bread..
For a perfect, soft sugar cookie, the following small modifications will get you there.use butter instead of marg, and melt it over the stove. It helps to dissolve the sugar, and to help sugars and butters cream better. The icing dries hard and slightly crunchy, so you can easily stack these Christmas sugar cookies and travel with them. To make decorating a breeze, use a squeeze bottle. They're a little easier than piping tips.