Classic Sugar Cookies

Christmas Tree Cookies

Decorate these Classic Sugar Cookies any way you’d like for a fun holiday treat.

Classic Sugar Cookies
Makes about 24
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  1. ⅔ cup unsalted butter, softened
  2. ¾ cup sugar
  3. ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  4. 1 large egg
  5. 2 cups all-purpose flour
  6. 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  7. ¼ teaspoon salt
  8. 4 teaspoons whole milk
  1. 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  2. 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  3. ½ teaspoon almond extract
  4. ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  5. 4 tablespoons whole milk
  6. Gel food coloring, sprinkles, sanding sugar
  1. For dough: In a large bowl, beat butter, sugar, and vanilla with a mixer at medium speed until fluffy. Add egg; beat well. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture, beating until combined. Beat in 4 teaspoons milk, if needed. Divide dough in half; wrap each half in plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 375°. Spray large baking sheets with cooking spray.
  3. On a floured surface, roll each half of dough ¼ inch thick. Dip a 4-inch cutter in flour; cut dough, rerolling scraps as needed. Place 2 inches apart on prepared pans.
  4. Bake until edges are lightly browned, about 8 minutes. Let cool on pans 3 minutes. Remove from pans, and let cool completely on wire racks.
  5. For icing: In a medium bowl, whisk together confectioners’ sugar, melted butter, and extracts. Gradually add milk until a thin glaze forms. Stir in desired amount of gel food coloring. Decorate cookies with sprinkles and sanding sugar as desired. Let icing dry completely.
Taste of the South

Find more great recipes like this one in Taste of the South‘s December 2015 issue!




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