Iced Winter Sugar Cookies

A delicious roll-out and cut-out sugar cookie dough recipe that is perfect to make these Iced Winter Sugar Cookies.

Hello, happy holidays and Merry Christmas my friends!  I wanted to pop in here today to say thank you, for you.  After all, my little blog wouldn’t be here without you.  I have had such a fantastic year over here, and am super excited to continue in the New Year with all kinds of new and fun content for you!  But before I sign off for the holidays, I wanted to share one last recipe with you…a simple and delicious recipe for sugar cookies.  Maybe you can make a batch and have the kids decorate them for you…this is a great way to fill in time until Santa arrives!

Iced Winter Sugar Cookies

I’ve made so many cookies this holiday season, I didn’t think I could fit in one more recipe, but of course I can…there’s no such thing as too many cookies at Christmas, right?!  In all honesty, I didn’t make these cookies…my daughter did and I just love them so much I had to share them with you.  She has become quite the baker over the last couple of years, and I love it.  Having her bake is such a gift.  When someone else wants to make a batch of cookies or cook dinner, I’m just so thankful, the extra help is wonderful.  So last week when she offered to make a batch of these sugar cookies, I just couldn’t say no.

Iced Winter Sugar Cookies

Then she went above and beyond and decorated them in such a fun way!  Aren’t they the cutest?!  She had so much fun decorating them…I especially love the sugar cookie man in the gym out fit!  hahaha!

Iced Winter Sugar Cookies

So cute and so delicious.

Iced Winter Sugar Cookies

This recipe makes a huge batch of cookies, especially if you are making small sugar cookies.  And with so many cookies, you can get the kids in on the fun with decorating! Have fun with them, they don’t need to be perfect.  Happy holidays friends!

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Iced Winter Sugar Cookies


  • Author: Jo-Anna Rooney
  • Yield: Makes 40 - 60 cookies depending on the size you cut them. 1x

Description

A delicious roll-out and cut-out sugar cookie dough recipe that is perfect to make these Iced Winter Sugar Cookies.


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Ingredients

Sugar Cookies

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Sugar Cookie Icing

  • 1 cup icing (confectioner’s) sugar
  • 3 tsp milk
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tsp corn syrup

Instructions

Sugar Cookies

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cream together the butter and sugar until smooth.
  3. Add the egg and vanilla.  Mix until smooth.
  4. In a separate bowl sift together the flour, baking powder and salt.
  5. Add the flour to the butter mixture, 1 cupful at a time, until fully blended.
  6. Press the dough into a ball.
  7. Place the ball of dough onto a piece of parchment paper, then using a rolling pin roll out the dough to a 1/4 inch thickness.
  8. Using cookie cutters cut out different shapes and place them onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
  9. Bake for 10 minutes if the cookies are medium sized.  If you are making small cookies you will need to bake them for less time (about 8 minutes).  I like to bake mine so that the edges of the cookies are barely lightly brown…if you bake them too long they will be more crunchy, and we like them soft and chewy.
  10. Let cool on a rack.
  11. Once the cookies are fully cooled, ice them as you wish!

Sugar Cookie Icing

  1. In a small bowl, mix together the icing sugar, milk and vanilla until smooth.
  2. Then mix in the corn syrup until the icing is smooth.
  3. Add food colouring in the colour of your choice and mix well.
  4. Using a piping bag, have fun decorating your sugar cookies!  Tip: If you don’t have a piping bag, you can also use a ziplock bag with the corner snipped off.
  5. TIP:  if the icing is too thick, you may need to add a little more corn syrup or milk…add small amounts at a time until you get the consistency you desire.  Just remember you need it to be thick enough to pipe on to the cookies.

I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas!

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