Roo's Casa

Christmas Sugar Cookies
December 20, 2011, 10:51 pm
Filed under: Christmas, Recipes

The kids made some cookies for Santa today.  We used this great recipe that I found on a Cooking Light Bulletin Board.


Melissa’s Iced Sugar Cookies

2 sticks (1 cup) butter, softened

1.5 cups sugar

1 tsp. vanilla

3 eggs

3.5 cups flour

2 tsp. cream of tartar

1 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. salt

Mix the butter and sugar.  Add in vanilla and eggs.  Next put in the cream of tartar, salt and baking soda. Finally, add the flour and mix just until it is mostly mixed together. Refrigerate the dough for 2 hours or more.  Roll out the dough and cut with cookie cutters. Bake at 350 degrees for 6-8  minutes.

*I like to roll my dough in between two sheets of plastic wrap and then cut.

* I also only make 1/3 of this recipe since we don’t need a lot of cookies.  Here are the adjustments we make:

1/3 cup butter

1/3 cup +2.5 tbsp+ 1 tsp sugar

1/3 tsp. vanilla (I just eyeball it)

1 egg

1 cup + 2.5 tbsp + 1 tsp. flour

1/2 tsp. cream of tartar

1/3 tsp. baking soda

1/8 tsp. salt +tiny bit more but less than 1/16 (I think I made these last time with just the 1/8 tsp. since I used salted butter)


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