Holiday Sugar Cookies

8
Gail Welch

By
@sugarshack

This is my go to cookie recipe. I remember making them for my son's 4th birthday and he is over 40 now. They are great for any occasion. Use any shape cookie cutter. Originally named Valentine Sugar Cookies.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
makes 3 dozen cookies
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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COOKIE DOUGH

3/4 c
shortening
1 c
sugar
2 large
eggs
1 tsp
vanilla extract
2 1/2 c
all purpose flour
1 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
salt

DECORATOR FROSTING

1/4 c
plus 2 tablespoons butter, softened
1 box
powdered sugar
1/4 c
milk
1 tsp
vanilla extract or 3/4 tsp almond extract
food coloring (optional)

How to Make Holiday Sugar Cookies

Step-by-Step

  • 1Cream shortening and sugar.
  • 2Add eggs and vanilla. Mix well.
  • 3Combine dry ingredients and add to creamed mixture.
  • 4Divide dough in half. Shape into logs or 2 balls. Wrap in wax paper and chill at least 1 hour. Then remove from refrigerator and cut into about 3 pieces and stack each piece on top of the other and press together until it is pliable (knead it) and forms a ball. Do the same for the other half.
  • 5Roll dough to 1/4 inch thickness on lightly floured surface. Cut with any shaped cookie cutter. Re-work leftover dough scraps, roll and cut out until all dough is used.
  • 6Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Repeat with remaining dough.
  • 7Frost with Decorator Frosting.
  • 8DECORATOR FROSTING: Cream butter and sugar, add milk and vanilla or almond extract. (I usually use almond) Stir in food coloring.
  • 9Spread on cooled cookies. Decorate as desired.

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About Holiday Sugar Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies, Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: For Kids, Heirloom




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