December 7, 2013

Christmas Traditions-Sugar Cookies


This time of year is filled with memories of family traditions, past and present, and of corse I am no different. 

Thursday night I went to my parents house to bring back a tradition my mom and I use to have when I was younger-baking and decorating sugar cookies. We had a blast! And while some cookies turned out to be a DISASTER others didn't look so bad, but we laughed and had fun the entire time we were doing. BONUS: they taste so yummy too!



In case you are looking to start a new tradition with your girls, girlfriends, or family, heres the yummy sugar cookie recipe.

Sugar Cookie Recipe:
2 cup flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 tablespoons salt
6 tablespoons butter or margarine
1/3 cup shortening
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tablespoon mile
1 teaspoon vanilla

Stir together flour, baking powder, and salt. In a large mixer bowl beat butter and shortening till butter is soft, add sugar and beat until fluffy. Add egg, mile, and vanilla and beat well. Add flour mixture and beat until mixed well. Divide dough in half. Cover and chill for at least 3 hours. 

Roll dough aprox. 1/8 inch thick Cut with cookie cutters. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 for 7-8 minutes.

Icing Recipe:
2 cups sifted confectioners sugar
1 tablespoon milk (may need more)
1 tabelspoon corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon almond extract

Mix. Add desired food coloring.



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2 comments:

  1. There is nothing better than traditions for the holidays! I love that you and your mom bake and decorate sugar cookies, it the best mother daughter bonding time. I think the sweetest thing is that you get back to your parents house to do it, right where you feel more at home.

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  2. This is one of my favorite Christmas traditions!! Your cookies look fantastic!

    xoxo
    Natalie

    allthingsnataliechrista.blogspot.com

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