Favorite homemade Christmas Sugar Cookie recipes.
There are surprisingly a lot of different ways to make sugar cookies and there are different kinds of cookies that you can make. I have a f recipe for sugar cookies that my family makes for the holidays.
Here is a good recipe for Christmas sugar cookies:
1/3 cup of butter
¾ cup of sugar
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/3 cup shortening
1 teaspoon vanilla
Mix the butter and the shortening together, add the sugar, baking powder, and the salt. Keep mixing until it is well mixed up. Add egg, vanilla and flour. You will need to add the flour as you mix, pour part of the flour mix it then add more flour tell flour is gone and you have well mixed dough. Cover and let chill for three hours. Once it is done you can now prepare the cookies how you want and then bake them. Bake at 350 for 7-10 minutes. You can also add the decorations later depending on what you use on the cookies. This recipe should make about 36 cookies depending on the size that you choose to make.
Here is a list of how you can decorate the cookies. You can add cinnamon onto them, it adds to the flavor if you do this before you bake the cookie but you can do it later or even add before and after. When making the cinnamon kind I traditionally go for the round type of cookie.
You can also add frosting. To make you own frosting get powder sugar and add vanilla extract and food coloring. Test out the consistency that works best for you. Typically for Christmas I use red and green food coloring. You can add things like sprinkles onto the cookies. Take into account of what shape you make them I use what cookie cutters we have at home which include Santa’s and Christmas trees so I make the trees Green and Santa is whatever color I have enough of. I also have angels, bells and lambs but you can use whatever you have. You can get other topping to put onto decorate by seeing what they have at a local grocery store. I like to get creative with the Christmas trees and decorate them like they were real trees.
Make it the way you would want to eat them and make sure to have fun if it becomes a chore then you probably just should buy them at the store but if it’s a fun thing to do and something that you can do with the kids to teach them some small cooking skills that will be useful later in life. It is also a fun activity you and your kids will always remember.