Christmas Sugar Cookies
These Christmas Sugar Cookies are an easy treat to make with the whole family!
- 100g salted butter, soft
- 100g caster sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract, or vanilla bean paste
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 275g plain flour
- Preheat oven to 190C, and line a baking tray with baking paper.
- Using an elextric mixer, beat together the soft butter and the caster sugar until pale and creamy.
- Add the egg and vanilla and beat through until well combined.
- Next, add the salt and flour and mix through until the mixture forms a dough.
- Transfer the dough to a lightly floured work surface, and using a floured rolling pin, roll the dough into a thickness of 1cm.
- Use a cookie cutter, to cut out shapes from the dough. Transfer the shapes to the prepared baking tray.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 8-10 minutes, or until golden brown at the edges. Allow to cool for 5 minutes on the tray, before transferring the cookies to a cooling rack to cool completely.
- Decorate with frosting, sprinkles, and edible Christas confetti.
- The softer the butter, the faster the butter and sugar will cream together. You want to make sure you don't use butter straight from the fridge!
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 91Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 54mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 0gSugar: 4gProtein: 1g
Please note, this nutrition information is to be used as a guide only. Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.
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Christmas Sugar Cookies Recipe
Tomorrow marks the first day of winter, and the official start of the Christmas season. However, in my home, the tree is already aglow with fairy lights and the Christmas cookery has commenced! And these Christmas sugar cookies are an easy and fun way to start the season with a festive off right.
This is an incredibly easy sugar cookie recipe, and is perfect for little helping hands. These cookies lend themselves perfectly for decorating. You’d be hard pressed to find someone who doesn’t love their crisp, buttery deliciousness.
When decorating these cookies, you can make a simple icing-sugar frosting, or buy pre-made. Personally, I love vanilla frosting from Tesco so tend to use this when decorating my cookies. I also love the wonderfully festive sprinkles Tesco has available for the season! There’s nothing cuter than gold stars an tiny white snowmen, in my opinion.
For this cookie recipe, I prefer to use a stand mixer as creaming butter and sugar can be a laboured task to do by hand. It’s essential to make sure the butter is soft before you start this recipe, as it helps speed up the creaming process. Living in Scotland, room temperature butter isn’t always soft given how cold it is here! If you find your butter is quite firm, despite being out of the fridge, here are some handy tips on softening butter for baking.
If you’re looking for more Christmas cooking ideas and recipes, I have a whole section dedication to my favourite time of the year. I’ll be adding plenty of new recipes over the next month, including festive hot chocolates, more cookies, and other delicious dinner ideas too! Stay tuned to see what I’m cooking up each week.