Get Ready for… Christmas Cookies!

7 Dec

No holiday celebration is complete without a plate (or several) of traditional Christmas cookies. We consulted Good Housekeeping for a few good recipes. Below is our favorite – simple, old-fashioned sugar cookies. Visit the site to check out more delicious creations!

Old-Fashioned Classics: 11 Traditional Christmas Cookies

Baking cookies is a wonderful holiday tradition, and there are a few yummy treats you must have on the plate of Christmas cookies every year: decorated sugar cookies, thumbprints, gingerbread cookies. We’ve got the perfect recipes for these cookies — and for your other favorite classics. Let the baking begin!

Sugar Cookies

From Good Housekeeping

triple-tested at the Good Housekeeping Research Institute

Sugar cookies are the ideal holiday cookie — they can be frosted and dressed up in countless ways to suit any occasion.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In large bowl, with mixer on low speed, beat butter and sugar until blended. Increase speed to high; beat until light and creamy. On low speed, beat in egg and vanilla. Beat in flour, baking powder, and salt until blended.

Divide dough into 4 equal pieces; flatten each piece into a disk. Wrap each disk with plastic wrap and refrigerate 1 hour or until dough is firm enough to roll. (Or place dough in freezer 30 minutes.)

On lightly floured surface, with floured rolling pin, roll 1 piece of dough 1/8 inch thick. With floured 3-inch to 4-inch cookie cutters, cut dough into as many cookies as possible; wrap and refrigerate trimmings. Place cookies, 1 inch apart, on ungreased large cookie sheet.

Bake cookies 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Transfer cookies to wire rack to cool. Repeat with remaining dough and trimmings.

When cookies are cool, prepare Ornamental Frosting, if you like; use along with sugars and candies to decorate cookies. Set cookies aside to allow frosting to dry completely, about 1 hour. Store in tightly covered container (with waxed paper between layers if decorated) at room temperature up to 2 weeks, or in freezer up to 3 months.

See more scrumptious holiday recipes at delish.com~

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