Dec 23, 2011

What's cooking?...Christmas Cookies

Making roll-out Christmas cookies is an all time favorite activity of mine. I have been a huge fan of making them since I was a little girl. There is something about all the flour, the sprinkles, the finger-licking good icing, and the whole artistic aspect of it. Then at the end of the day you get to eat them, what could be better!

I found this recipe on the Peppermint Plum blog. She calls them 'thick soft sugar cookies', and that is exactly what they are.

Perfect Christmas Cookies
1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
3 tsp. vanilla
1 cup sour cream
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking soda
5 1/2 cups flour

In mixer (or bowl), cream butter and sugar, and then add eggs and vanilla. Add sour cream. Combine salt, soda, and flour, and add to mixture.
Roll out on floured surface to about 1/4 to 1/3 inch thick.
Use a spatula to carefully slide under each cookie and place onto greased cookie sheets.
Bake at 375 for 7-8 minutes.
THEY WILL NOT LOOK DONE, but take them out anyway.

Buttercream frosting:
1/2 cup butter, softened
4 cups powdered sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4-1/3 cup milk
In a mixing bowl, cream butter. Beat in sugar and vanilla until crumbly. Gradually add milk until frosting reaches desired consistency. Add desired food coloring.


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