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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureHolidaysChristmas · 1 decade ago

I need an easy recipe for Christmas sugar cookies! The kind you can cut with cookie cutters for Santa!!?

I would like to do homemade suger cookies with my kids to decorate for Santa. Does anyone have a quick and easy recipe??

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Sugar Cookies:

    3 1/2 cups (490 grams) all purpose flour

    1/4 teaspoon salt

    1 teaspoon (4 grams) baking powder

    1 cup (227 grams) unsalted butter, room temperature

    1 1/2 cups (300 grams) granulated white sugar

    2 large eggs

    2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

    For Sugar Cookies: In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, salt, and baking powder. Set aside.

    In the bowl of your electric mixer (or with a hand mixer), beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy (about 3 to 4 minutes). Add the eggs and vanilla extract and beat until combined. Add the flour mixture and beat until you have a smooth dough.

    Divide the dough in half and wrap each half in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for about one hour or until firm enough to roll.

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C) and place rack in center of oven. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

    Remove one half of the chilled dough from the refrigerator and, on a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to a thickness of 1/4 inch (1 cm). (Keep turning the dough as you roll, making sure the dough does not stick to the counter.) Cut out desired shapes using a lightly floured cookie cutter and transfer cookies to the prepared baking sheet. Place the baking sheets with the unbaked cookies in the refrigerator for 10 to 15 minutes to chill the dough which prevents the cookies from spreading and losing their shape while baking.

    Note: If you are not going to frost the baked cookies, you may want to sprinkle the unbaked cookies with crystal or sparkling sugar.

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  • 1 decade ago

    These are my absolute favorite sugar cookies! It is a recipe that my mother adapted from a couple of different cookie recipes. I hope you enjoy them! Merry Christmas!

    Christmas Cookies

    2C Sugar2 Eggs

    1C Butter½t Salt

    ½t Allspice1t Almond

    2t Baking powder3C Flour

    Heat oven to 350.

    Baking time varies from 5-10 minutes or until lightly browned.

    Cream together butter and sugar. Add to the mixture, almond, eggs, allspice, salt and baking powder. Slowly add in flour.

    Either roll and cut out cookies or refrigerate and then “roll” into a log wrapped in waxed paper and then cut cookies.

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  • 1 decade ago

    there is a bag of sara lee sugar cookie mix. we use it all the time. i think it makes about 24 2 inch cookies. that is what we are making. i have a 3 year old and 7 month old, we do alot af baking and cooking.everything you need to know is on the bag. let me know how they turn out!

    good luck and merry christmas!!!

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  • 1 decade ago

    Did you know you can buy the dough already made? Check it out! It is usually near the refrigerated biscuits. Then you can skip right to the fun parts, cutting the shapes out, baking and decorating. I find my young son like to do those, but loses interest in the mixing process if I start from scratch. You have to shorten things up to keep their attention when they are young.

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  • 4 years ago

    GINGERBREAD SNOWFLAKES 2/3 cup molasses 2/3 cup packed dark brown sugar 1 tablespoon ground ginger ½ teaspoon ground allspice ½ teaspoon ground cloves 2 teaspoons baking soda 2 stick (1 cup) unsalted butter, cut into tablespoon pieces 1 large egg, lightly beaten 3-¾ to 4 cups all-purpose flour ½ teaspoon salt decorating icing You Will Need: Snowflake cookie cutters offset spatula pastry bag Bring molasses, brown sugar & spices to a boil in a 4 to 5-quart heavy saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Stir in baking soda (mixture will foam up; then stir in butter, 3 pieces at a time, letting each addition melt before adding the next, until all butter is melted. Add egg & stir until combined. Stir in3-¾ cups flour & salt. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Butter 2 large baking sheets & set aside. Transfer dough to a lightly-floured surface & knead, dusting w/as much of remaining flour as needed to prevents sticking, until soft & easy to handle (30 seconds to 1 minute). Halve dough; then wrap one halve in plastic wrap & keep at room temperature. Roll out other halve into a 14” round (1/8” thick) on a lightly-floured surface. Cut out as many cookies as possible with cutters & carefully transfer w/offset spatula to prepared baking sheets, arranging them about 1” apart. Bake in upper & lower thirds of oven, switching position of baking sheets halfway through baking, until edges are slightly darker, 10 to 12 minutes total. Watch carefully toward end of baking; cookies can burn easily. Transfer cookies to wire racks to cool completely. Make more cookies w/remaining dough & scraps (reroll once). Put icing in pastry bag & pipe decoratively onto cooled cookies. Cookies can be stored for up to 3 weeks, at room temperature, in an airtight container.

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  • 1 decade ago

    look on your sugar bag ,its a good sugar cookie recipe,also on the butter container

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  • 1 decade ago

    Santa likes chocolate, chocolate chip:

    http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=ArrCV...

    See my answer.

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