Christmas Sugar Cookies Recipe
 
Ingredients
FOR THE COOKIE DOUGH
  • 1 whole Large Egg
  • ½ cup Canola Oil
  • 1 stick Butter, Softened
  • ½ cup Sugar (plus a extra for sprinkling)
  • ½ cup Powdered Sugar
  • ½ teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2 cups plus 1 Tablespoon, All-purpose Flour
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • ½ teaspoon Baking Soda
  • ½ teaspoon Cream Of Tartar
FOR THE ICING
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk (or water)
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla flavoring (or lemon, or coconut, whatever you want your icing to taste like!)
Instructions
FOR THE COOKIE DOUGH
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cream together eggs, oil, butter, sugars, and vanilla in large mixing bowl.
  3. Add remaining ingredients, being sure to mix well.
  4. Cover and refrigerate dough for about one hour. (I rwrap mine in plastic wrap.)
  5. Roll out dough onto a floured surface (table or countertop). Dough should be ¼ to ½ inch thick, depending on how thick you like your cookies.
  6. Cut into shapes with any cookie cutter.
  7. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes, until cookies are just barely turning brown. (Don't overbrown.) Cool completely before icing.
FOR THE ICING
  1. 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.
Recipe by Faithful Provisions at http://faithfulprovisions.com/christmas-sugar-cookies-recipe/