I love making this Christmas Sugar Cookies Recipe with my kids every year. It is so much fun to get together with them in the kitchen and see what they can create with this easy sugar cookie dough that is perfect for rolling out and using with cookie cutters.
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Rolled Sugar Cookie Recipe
Be sure that you let the dough chill well in the refrigerator before you attempt to roll it out. I wrap mine up in Saran wrap and put it in the fridge for at least an hour. If you plan ahead, you can do the dough one day, leave it in the fridge overnight, and then enjoy rolling it out and decorating the cookies the next day.
Christmas Sugar Cookies with Frosting
Christmas sugar cookies with frosting? You bet! You can have a lot of fun with frosting, and if you’re not expecting perfection, your kids will have a lot of fun too! The recipe for icing that I’ve included below will dry and harden into a thin glaze. Then, if you like, you can add more decorations, sprinkles, and colored sugar. You can also add a few drops of food coloring to the icing to make a colored frosting.
I like to get started on these early. That way, I’m able to actually enjoy the time I spend with my kids, and not feel like I am in a hurry to get them done. After we sample a few, the rest go in the freezer until Christmas parties and Christmas cookie swaps!
- 1 whole Large Egg
- 1/2 cup Canola Oil
- 1 stick Butter, Softened
- 1/2 cup Sugar (plus a extra for sprinkling)
- 1/2 cup Powdered Sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 2 cups plus 1 Tablespoon, All-purpose Flour
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt
- 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1/2 teaspoon Cream Of Tartar
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tablespoon milk (or water)
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla flavoring (or lemon, or coconut, whatever you want your icing to taste like!)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Cream together eggs, oil, butter, sugars, and vanilla in large mixing bowl.
- Add remaining ingredients, being sure to mix well.
- Cover and refrigerate dough for about one hour. (I rwrap mine in plastic wrap.)
- Roll out dough onto a floured surface (table or countertop). Dough should be 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick, depending on how thick you like your cookies.
- Cut into shapes with any cookie cutter.
- Bake for 9 to 11 minutes, until cookies are just barely turning brown. (Don't overbrown.) Cool completely before icing.
- Whisk ingredients together. Icing should be on the thin side. It will harden as it dries. If you want a thicker, creamier icing, just add more sugar.
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