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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Christmas Sugar Cookies from My Sweet Mission

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On the 12th Day of Bloggy Christmas Miss Heather gave to me Christmas Sugar Cookies!

Hello everyone. I'm Heather and I blog over at My Sweet Mission. When Krista asked her blogging friends to join her fun & delicious 12 Days of Bloggy Christmas, I was excited & honored that she chose my blog to be part of her team!

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Christmas Sugar Cookies
Because everyone loves sugar cookies at Christmas time, today I'm sharing my delicious Christmas Sugar Cookies, with new pretty colors for this year. I always bring these yummy cookies on Christmas Eve, and everyone is sure to grab one before they're all gone. My husband's family got this recipe from a neighbor many years ago and we've been making these delicious cookies for over 30 years now!

Christmas Sugar Cookies by My Sweet Mission


 In honor of our first little grand-daughter, the colors we decorated our   Christmas Sugar Cookies this year were Dusty Rose, Teal & Purple!

Christmas Sugar Cookies
Ingredients:
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs, large
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups flour, unbleached or all-purpose
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tarter
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
Instructions:
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar.
  • Add the eggs and vanilla extract, beat well.
  • Add the flour, cream of tarter, baking soda and salt. Mix on low until well blended.
  • Flour the counter or cutting board.
  • Roll out the dough to about 1/4" thick, adding a little more flour each time you flip the dough over.
  • Dip the cookie cutters in flour each time, then cut out the shapes. Carefully put them on a baking sheet about 1" apart.
  • Place in a preheated 350 degrees F oven and bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the edges are light golden brown.
  • Cool on baking sheets for about 10 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack while making the frosting.
For the Frosting
Ingredients:
  • 1 pound confectioners sugar (3 3/4 cups)
  • 1/2 cup butter, slightly melted
  • 4 - 5 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Red, blue & green food coloring 
Instructions:
  • In a mixing bowl combine the first 4 ingredients, mix until smooth and creamy.
  • Separate the frosting in four (4) separate bowls.
  • For the Dusty Rose: add quite a bit more red than blue food coloring and stir. 
  • For the Teal: add more blue than green food coloring and stir. 
  • For the Purple: add more red than blue food coloring and stir. 
  • Leave one bowl of frosting white.
  • Spread the frosting on the cooled cookies.
  • Sprinkle with the edible glitter. 
  • Add the white Sixlet pearls to the bells and trees. 
  • Melt some white chocolate and make the hearts, cool and place them on some of the cookies.
  • Leave the decorated cookies on the counter for about an hour, so the frosting can setup before storing.
    Decorations Used:
    • Colored sugar or edible glitter 
    • Sixlet white pearls (usually found in the baking section at grocery stores)
    • White chocolate hearts
    For more sugar cookie decorating ideas and to get my step by step process, click here or on the picture below.

    http://www.my-sweet-mission.com/2012/12/christmas-sugar-cookies.html
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        These Christmas Sugar Cookies are buttery soft and the frosting is amazing! A perfect way to say Merry Christmas to your family and friends!  Thank you so much for reading and  I hope you have a Very Merry Christmas!
         
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