Christmas Dessert Recipes

BEST Sugar Cookie Recipe

These sugar cookies are the absolute best cookie recipe you’ll ever make. They will melt in your mouth! These are the perfect Valentines Day, Christmas, or any day cookie recipe that will taste as good as they look!

BEST Sugar Cookie Recipe - these sugar cookies AMAZING! They come put perfect every time and melt in your mouth! These are the perfect Christmas cookie, valentines day cookie, and everyday cut out cookie to bake with kids

Family Favorite Recipes for Christmas

These are our family-favorite recipes you will find on our table during the month of December. They are tradition; super yummy and requested every year!

BEST Sugar Cookie Recipe

Here is our families favorite sugar cookie recipe. It’s kind of a secret so shhhhhh – don’t tell =)

These cookies will literally melt in your mouth! They are delicious frosted or cookie a couple minutes longer and eaten plan with a slight crunchy.

cream together butter, powdered sugar, egg, vanilla and almond extract

Preheat oven to 375 F. Blend together powdered sugar, softened butter, egg, vanilla and almond extract.

mix in flour, baking powder, and cream of tartar

Next, stir in baking soda, cream of tartar, and flour.

You will have a dry dough. You can refrigerate for 2 hours if you want easier to handle dough and have the time. If not they can be rolled out right away.

roll out sugar cookies on powdered sugar sprinkled counter

Dust your counter with powdered sugar or flour. Using hands squish dough together and then place on prepared counter. Using rolling pin to roll out cookies – keeping dough nice and thick (1/4” thick) for soft cookies.

roll out sugar cookie recipe and use cookie cutters

Cut out and place on cookie sheet or parchment paper lined cookie sheet. (Lining the cookie sheet will make clean up a cinch!)

baking with kids, cooking with kids

Bake in preheated oven for 8 minutes for soft cookies, 10-12 minutes for crunchier cookies. Do not remove from cookie sheet until set (they may not look done at 8 minutes, but they are!)

cool cookies on rack and then decorate with homemade icing

After 5-6 minutes carefully remove and put on wire racks to cool.

As they cool, whip up some homemade icing by mixing together 2 Tablespoons softened butter, 1/2 teas almond extract, and 3 cups powdered sugar. This will go on smooth and set up nicely to form a dry to touch smooth icing.

these sugar cookies melt in your mouth and have the best flavor

These sugar cookies when rolled out thick, only cooked for 8 minutes, and frosted are so soft they will melt in your mouth. They have the best flavor!!

best Christmas cookie recipe

These cookies are fun to decorate and make the perfect cookie to bake with kids! Depending on what cookie cutters you use this recipe is perfect for Christmas, Easter, Valentines Day, St. Patrick’s Day, summer, fall, winter, spring, or for fun themed preschool units!

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BEST Sugar Cookie Recipe

These sugar cookies are the absolute best cookie recipe you'll ever make. They will melt in your mouth! These are the perfect Valentines Day, Christmas, or any day cookie recipe that will taste as good as they look!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: christmas cookies, christmas recipes, cookie recipes, cookies, dessert, holiday recipes, sugar cookies
Servings: 3 dozen
Author: Beth Gorden

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 F.
  • Blend together powdered sugar, butter, vanilla, almond extract, and egg.
  • Next, stir in baking soda, cream of tartar, and flour.
  • You will have a dry dough. You can refrigerate for 2 hours if you want easier to handle dough and have the time. If not they can be rolled out right away.
  • Dust your counter with powdered sugar or flour. Using hands squish dough together and then place on prepared counter. Using rolling pin to roll out cookies – keeping dough nice and thick (1/4” thick) for soft cookies. Cut out and place on cookie sheet or parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 8 minutes for soft cookies, 10-12 minutes for crunchier cookies. Do not remove from cookie sheet until set (they may not look done at 8 minutes, but they are!) After 5-6 minutes carefully remove and put on wire racks to cool.
  • To ice mix 2 TAB softened butter, 1/2 teas almond extract, and 3 cups powdered sugar. This will go on smooth and set up nicely to form a dry to touch smooth icing.

About the author

Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! Beth is also the creator of www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com where she shares Kindergarten spedicif worksheets,& educational ideas.

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