When it comes to Christmas cookies … give me all the sugar cookies.
Last weekend I made fawn sugar cookies for our Christmas BE CRAFTY workshop ( more on that soon). I wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to pull these off .. I got asked to make them again for a local business Christmas party so they must have been good.
I recently found a set of gold vintage measuring cups at the thrift store, it made baking extra fun.
You can find the fawn metal cookie cutter on etsy.
I have used this sugar cookie recipe for a couple years. I have adjusted and added more vanilla to the original. These cookies are great for cut-outs as the dough does not expand in the oven. I always take the cookies out right before they are start turning brown … aprox 8 min.
- 1 1/2 cups of butter softened
- 2 cups of sugar
- 4 eggs
- 2 teaspoons of vanilla
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 5 cups of flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
Directions: In a blender mix butter and sugar together until cream. Add eggs, vanilla, and salt . Add in baking powder and flour. Set mixture aside in a bowl and place in fridge to cool for at least 2 hours.
- 1 cup of confectioners’ sugar
- 2 teaspoons milk
- 2 teaspoons light corn syrup
- 1/4 vanilla
Directions: Mix milk, corn syrup and vanilla together. Add confectioners’ sugar. If frosting is to thick, slowly add in more milk until consistency is desired. I like to have the frosting a little ticker when I am outlining and thinner when I frost the inside.
If your looking to up your sugar cookie making before Chrismtmas and need some inspiration check out this fun online class.