Christmas Sugar Cookies

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(The tray of cookies for the party)

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So tomorrow is our Christmas party! I am so excited, I have been waiting for this for the last month. The 7 of us are throwing the party at Devina’s clubhouse. It’s gonna be an awesome club party! So being the baker I decided to do all the desserts. The first are Christmas Sugar cookies. I found this recipe and the recipe for the royal icing from All Recipes.

Mixing butter and sugar.
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Cookie dough. It was super sticky so I had to mix it with my hands.
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Ready to chill in the fridge.
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Rolling out cookie dough and cutting using my Christmas cookie cutters.
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Ready to bake.
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Cooling off.
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Using royal icing to first outline and then fill in with a more thinner royal icing. I added more water to thin out the icing. My snowflakes.
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Christmas trees.
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And bows! Half of the bows I decorated with red icing and then added red sprinkles and the other half I decorated with pink icing and added white polka dots.
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Ingredients
* 1 1/2 cups butter, softened
* 2 cups white sugar
* 4 eggs
* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
* 5 cups all-purpose flour
* 2 teaspoons baking powder
* 1 teaspoon salt

DIRECTIONS

1. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cover, and chill dough for at least one hour (or overnight).
2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Roll out dough on floured surface 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Cut into shapes with any cookie cutter. Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
3. Bake 6 to 8 minutes in preheated oven. Cool completely.

Royal Icing

* 3 cups confectioners’ sugar
* 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
* 2 egg whites, beaten (I used pasteurized egg whites)

DIRECTIONS

1. In a bowl, sift together confectioners’ sugar and cream of tartar. Using electric mixer, beat in 2 beaten egg whites for about 5 minutes or until mixture is thick enough to hold its shape.

Grade: A
These cookies were beautiful and it was fun decorating them though very very time consuming. My friend loved them and took a bunch home at the end of our party.

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  1. Pingback: Sugar Cookies for Josephine and Neesha « The Sweetest Thang

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