Merry Christmas!

Posted by on Dec 22, 2015 | 2 comments

In lieu of a Christmas card this year, we created this musical greeting with friends! Merry Christmas everyone!

And, to share a bit of our family’s tradition with you, every year we make Christmas sugar cookies. I am quite possibly the worst cookie maker in history, but I’ve finally found a recipe that turns out right EVERY time!

Rolled Sugar Cookies (From Make Bake Celebrate)

Ingredients

3 cups flour (gently leveled NOT packed firm)
1 tsp. baking powder
1 cup unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Instructions

-In a separate bowl whisk together flour and baking powder.
-Beat together unsalted butter and sugar. Once mixed well, add in egg. Mix again, then add in vanilla. I like to use my Kitchen aid and dough hook.
-Slowly add in flour mixture about a cup at a time. Mix until dough forms and begins to clump together.
-Gather up dough and knead it with hands until it’s nice and smooth. Roll it into a ball, wrap with plastic wrap, and place in fridge to chill. I like to let min chill about 20-40 minutes. You will want it to be kind of firm but not hard. If it’s too hard…just leave it out on the counter for just a little bit until it softens up. Then you can work it a little bit to soften it back up.
-Bake at 350, time will depend on cookies size and thickness. Normally between 7-11 minutes.

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2 Comments

  1. Love the video and thank you for sharing the cookie recipe. Rolled sugar cookies and I don’t always get along so I look forward to trying this recipe. Merry Christmas to you and your family!
    Judy Fox (My husband Steve and I knew Shane from VA)

  2. Erin

    Thanks Judy! Let me know how it works for you. I’m a terrible cookie maker but by some miracle these always turn out. The trick is to pull them out as soon as you see the glossiness disappear from them as they’re baking and then leave them on the pan for a couple minutes to firm up before moving them.

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