The holidays are here! This is my favorite time of the year, and I get to play Christmas music 24/7! I have a yummy holiday recipe to share with you. I’ve been baking these for years — since I was a little girl, with my mom and sisters. These sugar cookies take time, so it does require a bit of patience. You’ll need to chill your dough for 24 hours. Trust me, it’s worth it! These cookies will not disappoint whomever you share them with.
A little tip when baking these yummy cookies, make sure they are not burnt at the bottoms; a common mistake is to over-bake them by over browning them. They should be baked just very lightly browned. I usually start on my cookie glaze while I leave them on the cooling racks, this is the best way to cool them. And by the time I’m finished making the cookie glaze the cookies are cool enough for glazing. I hope you enjoy this recipe and have fun decorating your cookies this holiday. Happy Holidays!
- 3/4 c. butter (softened)
- 1 c. baker's sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 1/2 c. flour
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- Mix butter well. Add sugar, eggs and vanilla. Blend well. Blend in flour, baking powder and salt. Cover and chill for 24 hours. Roll dough on floured surface. Cut with desired holiday cookie cutters.
- Bake 350 degrees for 6-8 minutes. Do not let bottoms burn.
- 2 c. shifted powdered sugar
- 4 - 6 tbsp. milk or buttermilk
- 4 tsp. light corn syrup
- food coloring
- Mix powdered sugar and corn syrup. Add milk one tbsp. at a time until spreading consistently. Pour into small mixing bowls and add desired holiday food coloring. Spread thin as a base for decorating. Dries shiny and firm.