Christmas All Butter Sugar Cookies
Blue Ribbon Recipe
We loved everything about this yummy sugar cookie recipe. Adding almond flavoring is an excellent choice and gives this a slightly different taste than traditional sugar cookies. The dough is easy to work with and bakes perfectly. The frosting on top is a great addition and with a hint of almond plays off the flavor of the cookie. We used a snowflake cutter and, somewhat, followed the decorating directions. They were super easy to decorate. These are the perfect Christmas sugar cookie but by swapping out the cutter you could make these for any occasion. The Test Kitchen
1 creal butter
1 cgranulated sugar
1 tspreal almond extract
3 call-purpose flour
1 1/2 tspbaking powder (check it's date!!)
1/2 tspfine salt (table salt)
2 Tbspreal butter
1/4 tspalmond extract
3 cconfectioners sugar
How to Make Christmas All Butter Sugar Cookies
- Next, make the decorator frosting. I don't like the taste of Royal Icing which is traditionally used for decorating cookies. I use this modified version of buttercream and it hardens well... and tastes delicious!
- Using a 12" decorating bag and a #3 round decorating tip to pipe the lines on the snowflake.
I piped straight from tip to tip first.
Then place a dot in the center, at the intersection of the lines.
Then begin making the side lines to each arm of your snowflake.
After piping the snowflake, I gently turn it over in a small shallow bowl of white sparkling sugar, giving it a light "sparkle".
- Pack in an airtight container, stacked with wax paper between layers. Cookies stay fresh for several days at room temperature.
- You can bake the cookies ahead and freeze them undecorated in airtight containers. Then decorate when desired. No need to defrost, you can begin decorating frozen cookies. Just be sure to leave the container open as cookies come to room temperature, so they don't create condensation in the container.