(May I just say before I get too far into this, Tiger Lily was the one to make the cookies, I just took pictures :) She says that she only made 1/2 a batch and it yielded around 60 cookies, so depending on the group you're baking for, you might want to cut down on the batch as well :) I'll be giving the whole batch, so you can cut down as desired. )
Alright, here are the ingredients:
1 1/2 cups of butter, softened
2 cups of white sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
5 cups of flour
2 tsp of baking powder
1 tsp of salt (but if you use salted butter, you can skip this ingredient)
And some pictures of the ingredients before we get started :)
Alrighty! Let's get these cookies mixed!
First off, cream the butter and sugar together until everything is evenly mixed. Take a lick if you want. . . ;)
|Look at that. It wasn't just the camera's fault. . . she was beating that poor dough within|
an inch of its life :P
|But less yellow-brownish. Had the camera set on the wrong setting, so it|
kinda gave the mix a queer colour.
|Wonder what he's thinking. . .|
|Oh. That's what he was planning :P|
Time to pick out your cookie cutters!
And preheat your oven to 400 degrees Farenheit.
Flour your cookie cutters so that they don't stick to your dough, and cut out all your wonderful shapes.
|I added some eyes and a mouth to add . . . . more emphasis! ;)|
Once they're cool, you can start to make our frosting!
The frosting we used has only icing sugar and milk in it. And a dash of vanilla to add some flavour. The texture is totally up to you, but we suggest making it thin enough to spread easily, but not so thin that it would run off the cookie.
Dip the cookies in, or use a knife of spatula to spread the frosting on. Then add some frosting and voila! you're done!
I hope you enjoyed this post! What is your favourite type of Christmas cookie?
Let me know if you make a batch of these sugar cookies! I'd love to hear it, and maybe even see some pictures? ;)
Don't forget to check Faith's blog for more Christmas fun! :)