Rolled Sugar Cookies

Christmas cookies! Possibly one of my favorite things about the season. It’s basically just another reason to bake which I’m all about. I made these cookies while in Knoxville while visiting some friends. These cookies are really easy and make a ton of cookies so you can share them with everyone (…or not, up to you).

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Rolled Sugar Cookies 

2 cups all purpose flour

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

6 tablespoons butter

1/3 cup shortening

3/4 cup sugar

1 egg

1 tablespoon milk

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/4 teaspoon salt

Mix the flour, baking powder, and salt. In your mixer, beat the butter and shortening then add sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Add the egg, milk, and vanilla and beat again. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Cover and chill at least 3 hours (it’s best to chill it over night).

After the dough has chilled completely, work with a quarter of the dough at a time (place the rest in the fridge while you’re rolling out the cookies). Roll the cookies on a floured surface to 1/8 inch thickness. (Tip: the thinner the cookies, the better they hold their shape while baking in the oven. This way they won’t puff up to something that doesn’t look like the Christmas tree you meant it to look like!) The more flour the better, this way your cookies won’t stick! Cut into the desired shapes with fun cookies cutters. We used Christmas shapes! Place on a pan lined with parchment paper and bake at 375 degrees for 8 minutes or until done. This makes tons of cookies…3-4 dozen!

We iced them with a simple icing made with powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk. Add milk to the powdered sugar until you get the desired thickness and decorate with tons of sprinkles. Make sure the cookies are completely cooled before attempting to frost or the icing will just melt off the cookie. Just a tip! Enjoy!


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