Christmas Sugar Cookies

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Christmas is one of my favorite times of the year. I love all the festivities that lead up to it and enjoy all the traditions my family and I have around the holiday. Plus focusing on Jesus’ birth and the significance behind it is truly meaningful for me.

During the holiday season I love to bake even more than normal. It’s so much fun to make cookies and treats that you can share with others. I grew up baking with my mom and grandma so I love that I can carry on that tradition. Plus, who can say no to extra delicious treats around the holidays? 🙂

Below is my favorite family sugar cookie recipe. I like my sugar cookies extra soft so I take them out just before they look fully baked, about 6-7 minutes in the oven.

I’m also including some photos of my peppermint drop cookies. I can’t find the exact recipe that I used to make them, but you will have the same success most likely if you use any chocolate crinkle recipe. This one looks similar to what I made and could work well. You will just need to omit the powdered sugar and replace it with melted white chocolate and peppermint crumbles at the end! You may need to add in more flour to the recipe if the cookie dough is looking too moist before baking.

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Ingredients:

3/4 cup of butter

1 cup of sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp. vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

1 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream butter and sugar together. Mix in eggs and vanilla extract. Blend in dry ingredients. Cover and chill for at least one hour. Roll dough on a lightly floured surface, about 1/6″ thick. Cut into holiday shapes. Decorate with sprinkles at this point or wait and decorate with frosting once the cookies have cooled. Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet for 6-7 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool. Enjoy and Merry Christmas!

xo,

Hillary

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