Yay! It's Christmas time, and that means I can make Christmas cookies! Today I'll be sharing my recipe for sugar cookies with y'all! Christmas baking is so much fun!! This is a three part series. So here's the first part -- the cookie dough recipe. Part 2 will be the royal icing recipe, and part 3 will be all about decorating the cookies. I hope you enjoy this series! So lets get started!
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
- 1 egg
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 3 cups all purpose flour
Start by creaming together the butter and sugar in the bowl of your mixer.
Beat in the vanilla,
Mix in the flour and baking powder.
The dough will be stiff, and a bit crumbly.
Once the ingredients come together, turn the dough out onto a counter top
and knead it by hand
until it comes together into a ball.
Divide the dough into two or more balls so it will be easier to work with.
Roll out the balls on a floured surface. You'll want it to be about 1/4 inch thick.
Now comes the fun part -- cutting out the cookies!
Place the cookies on a cookie sheet.
Then into a preheated oven (at 350 degrees) for 6-8 minutes.
Let them cool on the cookie sheet until they are firm enough to be moved to a cooling rack.
And ta-da! Your sugar cookies are complete- almost. No sugar cookie is complete without icing though! :) Tomorrow I'll post part 2_Royal Icing. I hope y'all enjoy this Christmas cookie series!
I hope you try this recipe! If you do I'd love to see pictures! :) You can follow The Kitkat Studio by email if you want to receive a notification right in your inbox every time we post! Be sure to come back soon! And a very Merry Christmas! ♥Katie