I sure do like those Christmas cookies sugar. Y’all we are a mere 12 days away from Christmas! I’m so excited to spend the day with friends and family and of course, eat my weight in Christmas cookies.
It was always a family tradition growing up to make Christmas cookies and decorate them all together. My mom is definitely the Queen of Cookie Decorating but I’m the Queen of Cookie Eating, so who’s the real winner here?
Today I’m sharing my absolute favorite Christmas Cookie Recipe & because I love y’all I’m even sharing my recipe for the absolute BEST buttercream frosting you’ve ever tasted.
Ready, Set, Bake! (and make sure you tag me in any pictures so I can see your creations.)
Christmas Cookie Recipe
3 cups all-purpose Flour
1 1/2 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, softened
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together, set aside. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Gradually blend in the sifted ingredients until fully absorbed. Cover dough, and chill for 2 hours.
- Preheat oven to 400° F. Grease cookie sheets. On a clean floured (I also like to use powdered sugar for this) surface, roll out small portions of chilled dough to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut out shapes using cookie cutters of your choice (I’m loving this one, and this one, and this one.)
- Bake 6 to 8 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges are barely brown. Remove from cookie sheets to cool on wire racks.
- Decorate as you please!
Butter Cream Frosting Recipe
4 cups confectioners sugar (approximately 1 lb)
1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons milk
- In large bowl, beat 1/2 cup shortening and 1/2 cup butter with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.
- Gradually add 4 cups sifted powdered sugar, one cup at a time, beating well on medium speed. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl often. When all sugar has been mixed in, icing will appear dry.
- Gradually add 2 tablespoons of milk; beat at medium speed for 10 minutes until light and fluffy.
That’s it! Happy Baking and Happy Eating and a Very Merry Christmas to you! Be sure to tag me if you try this recipe so I can see your fabulous creations!