It is the most wonderful time of the year.... Sugar Cookies, Christmas Cookies!
Best Sugar Cookie Recipe
This sugar cookie recipe is very easy and makes the most delicious sugar cookies.
What do I need to make sugar cookies?
Making sugar cookies is really very easy. I have been baking these since I was a little girl with my mom. It is a christmas tradition that I hold very close to my heart. I can remember stealing the dough and getting in trouble?.
Ingredients needed for sugar cookies
The ingredients needed for making these sugar cookies you will most likely already have in your pantry and refrigerator.
You will need flour, eggs, sugar, butter, vanilla, baking powder and salt. Just 7 ingredients.
How do I make sugar cookies?
Once you have mixed all ingredients just form it into a ball and roll it out on a floured surface with your rolling pin. Cut out shapes with your cookie cutters and bake!
Then you can decorate the cookies or enjoy them just as they are! If you want to decorate them you can find the royal icing recipe below.Print
This sugar cookie recipe is delicious and easy. No need to refrigerate either. Just mix and start rolling it out on a floured surface and start cutting out your shapes. Then Bake and enjoy!
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup butter softened
- 1 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 4 tsp baking powder
- 4 cup flour
- Mix together softened butter and sugar, then add eggs and vanilla
- Add all remaining dry ingredients in a separate bowl
- Slowly combine the dry ingredients into the mixing bowl and mix well
- Roll out the dough on a floured surface and cut into shapes with your cookie cutters
- Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes
This recipe yields about 45 medium size cookies. You can cut in half to make less if you desire.
I use pre-cut parchment paper. This makes prep and clean up so much easier!
Sugar Cookie Icing = Royal Icing
Royal Icing is easier to make then you may think
I think the hardest part to decorating is the creative end of it! It is not for everyone but remember your cookies do not have to look perfect and the kids love to decorate cookies for Santa!
What ingredients do I need to make Royal Icing?
How do I make the Royal Icing?
Again with the icing, I use the same equipment I used when making my dough. I use my KitchenAid mixer. I perfer this over a hand mixer as you will need to mix this icing for 5 minutes. That makes for sore arms ? Of course it is possible to use a hand mixer so don't worry if that is all you have to use.Print
This recipe makes icing the right consistency for piping. For flooding add water a little at a time to achieve a pourable consistancy like heavy cream.
- 1 pound confectioners' sugar
- 3 tablespoons meringue powder
- 6 tablespoons warm water
- Combined all ingredients
- Mix on medium speed for 5 minutes
Keywords: royal icing
Mixing your colors
Mixing your colors is the fun part. I like to use Gel food color, I personally like Americolor gel coloring. It really gives the colors a beautiful pop. You can also use regular food coloring but it does not produce the vibrant colors that the gel food color does.
You are now ready to decorate your cookies. The possiblities are endless, let your creativity shine and have fun!!!