Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Best and Easiest Sugar Cookies Ever

My daughter, saving the world one sprinkle at at time.
Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without our family's tried and true sugar cookie recipe. It's the easiest sugar cookie recipe ever - guaranteed! While I love baking (and eating!) different varieties of holiday cookies, there is nothing like baking these easy sugar cookies, cutting them out with our Christmas cookie cutters, and decorating them with sprinkles and candies. 

You'll need....

  • 1 cup of butter at room temp
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar 
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 3/4 cups of flour
  • 2 Tbs baking powder
  • In a food processor, cream the butter and sugar. Add the egg and vanilla. 
  • In a separate bowl, mix together the flour and baking powder. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the creamed sugar and butter and blend. 
  • For best results, refrigerate the dough for at least an hour. Then roll out onto a floured surface for cookie cutting. 
  • Place onto ungreased cookie sheets and bake 8 to 10 minutes in a preheated oven (375 degrees).  
Williams Sonoma has come up with a great guide showcasing how to make beautifully decorated Christmas cookies that are almost too gorgeous to eat. These works of edible art can be mastered at home easily; all it takes is the right tools and a little bit of practice. 

Disclosure: This post is a collaboration with Williams-Sonoma, but all words and opinions are my own.

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