Christmas Sugar Cookies

Christmas Sugar Cookies

Christmas Sugar Cookies

This is such a good basic Christmas cookie recipe. I’ve added a bit of spice that you can leave out if you like.

INGREDIENTS

2 Cups Unbleached Flour

1 ½ Teaspoons Baking Powder

½ Teaspoon Salt

¼ Teaspoon Cinnamon

¼ Teaspoon Allspice

¼ Teaspoon Cloves

½ Cup Butter

1 Cup Sugar

1 Egg

1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

1 Tablespoon Cream

Sugar For Decorating (optional)

Sprinkles For Decorating (optional)

Blend 1 cup of the flour, baking powder, salt and spices in a medium bowl. In a separate medium bowl cream the butter. Add the sugar and beat with a mixer on medium speed. Beat in the egg, vanilla and cream. Next, add the 1 cup of flour & spices mixture to the wet ingredients. Combine, but don’t over mix. Finally add just enough of the remaining 1 cup of flour to make the dough stiff enough to roll. You don’t have to use all of the remaining flour if the dough is stiff. The idea here is less flour is better. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and chill for 3 hours. Preheat the oven to 375° F. Place on a lightly floured cutting board and roll to 1/8 inch thickness. Use floured cookie cutters to cut into shapes. Place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet, sprinkle with sugar and/or holiday sprinkles. Bake for 8 minutes. Makes 2 dozen cookies depending on the size of your cookie cutters.

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