Introduction: Christmas Sugar Cookies

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For cookies:

1 cup of butter

1 cup white sugar

1 and 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 egg

2 teaspoons baking powder

3 cups all purpose flour

Christmas cookie cutters

Two mixing bowls (one for dry ingredients, one for wet ingredients)

A wooden spoon to mix

Rolling pin

Parchment paper


For frosting:

9 tablespoons warm water

4 cups powdered sugar

3 tablespoons meringue powder

Food coloring (I used green and blue)

A wooden spoon to mix

Step 1: What You'll Need

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Step 2: Preheat

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit

Step 3: Butter and Sugar

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In a bowl, with a wooden spoon, beat butter and sugar together until smooth

Step 4: Add Vanilla and Egg

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Then add the vanilla extract and egg into the sugar and butter is completely mixed together.

Step 5: Mix Dry Ingredients Before Mixing Them With the Wet Ingredients

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In a separate bowl, mix all the dry ingredients and then pour a little at a time into the wet ingredients. Mix this all together with the wooden spoon.

Step 6: Roll Out the Dough

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Don't chill the dough in the fridge. Put powdered sugar on the counter and roll out the dough then use the cookie cutters to make your shapes.

Step 7: Put Them in the Oven and Then Let Them Cool

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Put into the oven and let them bake for 6-8 minutes. Once they're done, take them out and let them cool before frosting them.

Step 8: How to Make the Frosting

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For the frosting, mix together the powdered sugar, meringue powder, and water until its smooth with no lumps.

Step 9: The Frosting

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Separate frosting into however many colors you want and add a drop of food coloring to the frosting, or however much food coloring you need to get the color you want.

Step 10: Finished Result

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Frost your cookies and then you're done!


DIY Hacks and How Tos (author)2016-12-19

Christmas cookies are one of my favorite holiday snacks. They are delicious and make great simple gifts.

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