Baking Sugar Cookies! 








One of my favourite things to do around Christmas is baking. And this year I decided to finally try my hand at making sugar cookies! I’ve loved eating these through a fair share of my childhood and adult life but have never once attempted to make them myself.

It was super fun and easy, and I went crazy with the frosting and sprinkles! 🙂 It’s one of those activities that you can have a lot of fun doing together as a family and is perfect for the days you want to stay tucked in at home during all those snow storms… 🙂

I’m sharing the recipe I used in case any of you want to try your hand at it over the weekend. The recipe yields about 20-24 cookies that are light and buttery and absolutely delicious! 🙂

SUGAR COOKIES

Ingredients

3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened

3/4 cup powdered sugar

1 egg

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1/4 teaspoon almond extract

2.25 cups all- purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

A pinch of salt


Method

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees F
  2. Cream the butter and sugar together in a stand mixer or with a whisk for about 3 minutes or until fully combined
  3. To this add the softened butter, almond extract and vanilla extract and continue mixing until it forms a smooth mixture
  4. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, and baking powder and sift to avoid any lumps
  5. Combine the dry mixture to the wet mixture little by little combining well as you go
  6. Once a soft dough is formed (It should have the consistency of play-doh), divide it into manageable batches and roll them out with a rolling-pin. The cookies should be at least 1/4th of an inch thick
  7. Cut out the cookies with a mold/ cookie cutter and place them onto a tray lined with greased parchment paper
  8. Place the tray in an oven and bake for 8-10 minutes
  9. Once the cookies are completely baked, leave them to cool before transferring them onto a wire-rack to do the icing
  10. I used Wilton Frosting and sprinkles to top the cookies but you can make your own icing as well. You can find a great great recipe for it here
  11. Once the frosting sets it can be packed away or stored in air-tight jars
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