Saturday, December 9, 2017

Soft & Cakey Christmas Sugar Cookies

I can’t believe we are are like 2 weeks from Christmas Day… HOW is that possible. Man, this month is flying by. I have done a little baking, tarts, ginger crinkles and these cuties!

These festive sugar cookies are just a delight. They are soft and cakey and delicious!

They are totally different than my old-time sugar cookie recipe which was nice for a change of pace.

I found them easier to decorate too since they were just round. But they are just as cute I think!

What you need,

½ cup butter

½ cup sour cream

1¼ + 2 tbsp. granulated sugar

1 egg

1 tsp. vanilla

¼ tsp. almond extract

3 cup all purpose flour

¾ tsp. baking powder

½ tsp. baking soda

Pinch of salt

For the icing,

½ cup butter

½ tsp. vanilla

¼ tsp. almond extract

2 cup icing sugar

2 tbsp. milk

Food coloring and Sprinkles!

Heat the oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment or a Silpat mat and set aside.

In a large bowl beat together the butter, sour cream and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg until fully incorporated. Add the vanilla and almond extract and stir to combine.

Mix in the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt until fully mixed in.

Scoop the cookies by the heaping tablespoon and roll into balls. Use the bottom of a flat glass dipped in flour to press the cookies flat to about 1 inch thick.

Bake for 10-11 minutes or until just set around the edges. Let the cookies cool on the pan for 5 minutes then cool completely on a wire rack.

Once the cookies are cooled you put the icing on them.

Beat the butter and vanilla and almond extract together. Mix in the icing sugar. Add the milk a little at a time until you get a nice smooth icing. Add food coloring to your preference and sprinkle with holiday fun!

What are all of you making for the holidays?? I still have Almond Bark to make and I have one more new recipe I am gonna try and if it turns out I will post it before Christmas! Here is hoping it is success. It sure sounds good, it has cranberries in it!!



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