National Cookie Day: Christmas Sugar Cookies
Today is a fake holiday that I can really love y’all.
Did you know there was such a thing as NATIONAL COOKIE DAY?!?
I sure didn’t.
But I do now!
So, in the spirit of the holidays, I thought I would share with you some of my favorite holiday Christmas cookies. The frosted sugar cookie!
I sure do like those Christmas cookies, sugar!
The Perfect Sugar Cookie Recipe
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla
3 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda.
Put butter in a mixing bowl and beat until light and smooth. Add the sugar and continue to beat until well blended. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix well. Measure the flour in a smaller bowl and stir in the salt and baking soda until well distributed. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and beat until well mixed. Then put in refrigerator. I usually refrigerate overnight to make sure cookies are hard enough to roll.
Preheat oven to 375. Roll and cut into favorite shapes. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes on lightly greased cookie sheets. Cooking time depends on shape/size – cook until the edges are faintly golden. (See below).
All cookies are better with frosting, YES?
2 cups confectioner sugar (sifted)
1/8 teaspoon salt
3 teaspoon butter (soft)
2 to 3 tablespoon milk (warm). I usually use more, but you have to eyeball this ingredient
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Cream sugar, salt and butter. Add warm milk. Beat at high speed until creamy and spreads easily (about 3 minutes).
You really just have to guess on the amount of milk until it gets to right consistency. Also I sometimes put in more butter. At first the confectioner’s sugar tends to fly about – I add milk quite quickly. You may get a bit messy, but that’s half the fun!
Do you make sugar cookies? Do you have a favorite Christmas cookie? Let me know in the comments below! Happy National COOKIE DAY!