Christmas Cookies

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We made yummy Sweet Sugar belle cookies for Santa this year, and we know he’s gonna love them! These cookies are super yummy and taste even better than the ones in the stores. Baking time was quick too so you can have yummy cookies in no time.

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This was a pretty simple recipe to follow and they were fun to make. The littles joined in too to cut out Christmas shaped cookies. They also got a questionable portion of cookie dough for themselves.

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They were super delicious and everyone had lots of fun decorating them. The frosting was a little frustrating to make but once you get into the rhythm of it gets pretty easy.

DSC_0109In the end though it was all worth it.

Ingredients

For cookies

  • 1 cup (two sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups of confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 2 3/4 cups of flour
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of slat

For Icing

  • 1 pound of confectioner’s sugar
  • 3 tablespoons meringue powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons oil-free vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cups of warm water

Directions

For Cookies

  1. Sift flour, baking powder and salt together. Set aside
  2. Using mixer, cream together butter and confectioner’s sugar
  3. Add egg, vanilla and almond extract to butter/sugar mixture. Beat to combine
  4. Using lowest speed, gradually add dry ingredients until dough becomes firm and begins to pull away form sides of bowl. Dough should be soft not sticky. If dough is sticky add flour one tablespoon at a time.
  5. Let the dough rest for 2-5 minuets
  6. Roll dough onto parchment paper to approximately 1/4 of an inch thick
  7. Cut into desired shapes
  8. Bake at 400° for 7-9 minuets

For Frosting

  1. Mix vanilla with 1/4 cup of warm water. Set aside
  2. Use a mixer to combine the dry ingredients
  3. With mixer at lowest speed, slowly add water/vanilla mixture to dry ingredients. It will start out lumpy
  4. Continue mixing and adding 1/4 cup of water one teaspoon at a time, until it reaches a thick honey like consistency (you could stop here and use this as filler)
  5. Turn the mixer at medium speed for 2-4 minuets until thick and fluffy. Stop mixing when it forms soft peaks

There you go! Enjoy these cookies and they don’t have to be used for Christmas but for any occasion

-Sophia

Sweet Sugar Belle Cookies

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