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Rolled Sugar Cookies Recipe

Rolled Sugar CookiesBaking sugar cookies during the holiday season is a Christmas tradition in my family. I fondly remember baking sugar cookies with my mom every December and then eating those cookies throughout the month. Sometimes I even carefully packed up sugar cookies to bring to my teachers at school. I am now so excited to be able to share a wonderful Christmas tradition with my daughter. I hope that she has as much fun baking sugar cookies with me as I had (and still have) with my mom.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of white sugar
  • 1 cup of butter
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 egg
  • 2 1/3 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • colored sugar

Directions

  1. Mix together the sugar and butter.
  2. Add the vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon, and egg.
  3. In a separate bowl, stir together the flour and baking soda.
  4. Slowly add the dry mixture to the wet ingredients.
  5. Cover the sugar cookie dough and place in the refrigerator for at least three hours.
  6. Preheat the oven to 350°.
  7. Roll the sugar cookie dough in a fourth-inch sheet on a floured surface.
  8. Cut the dough using holiday cookie cutters.
  9. Place the cookies on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  10. Decorate with colored sugar.
  11. Bake for 8 to 12 minutes or until golden.
  12. Allow the cookies to cool slightly before removing from the cookie sheet.
  13. Allow the cookies to cool thoroughly.
  14. Store the sugar cookies in an airtight container.

If you want to bake a double or triple batch of sugar cookies, simply place the cooled cookies in a container and freeze for easy storage. To thaw, simply place a frozen cookie on a microwave-safe plate and microwave for ten to twenty seconds. Baking cookies during the holidays is one of my favorite family Christmas traditions that I am continuing with my daughter. Do you have a favorite tradition from your childhood that you now share with your kids? Merry Christmas and happy baking!

Butter in a Mixing Bowl Adding the Sugar to the Butter

Creaming the Butter and Sugar Adding the Vanilla to the Butter and Sugar

Adding the Eggs to the Butter Mixture Sugar Cookie Wet Ingredients

Adding the Flour to the Wet Ingredients Sugar Cookie Dough

Chilled Sugar Cookie Dough Floured Surface

Rolling Out the Sugar Cookie Dough Cutting the Sugar Cookie Dough

Decorating the Sugar Cookies Baked Sugar Cookies

Sugar Cookies Poppy's Sugar Cookie

Pan of Rolled Sugar Cookies

Image Credits

Rolled Sugar Cookies © 2011 Heather Johnson
Butter in a Mixing Bowl © 2012 Heather Johnson
Adding the Sugar to the Butter © 2012 Heather Johnson
Creaming the Butter and Sugar © 2012 Heather Johnson
Adding the Vanilla to the Butter and Sugar © 2012 Heather Johnson
Adding the Eggs to the Butter Mixture © 2012 Heather Johnson
Sugar Cookie Wet Ingredients © 2012 Heather Johnson
Adding the Flour to the Wet Ingredients © 2012 Heather Johnson
Sugar Cookie Dough © 2012 Heather Johnson
Chilled Sugar Cookie Dough © 2012 Heather Johnson
Floured Surface © 2012 Heather Johnson
Rolling Out the Sugar Cookie Dough © 2012 Heather Johnson
Cutting the Sugar Cookie Dough © 2012 Heather Johnson
Decorating the Sugar Cookies © 2012 Heather Johnson
Baked Sugar Cookies © 2012 Heather Johnson
Sugar Cookies © 2012 Heather Johnson
Poppy’s Sugar Cookie © 2012 Heather Johnson
Pan of Rolled Sugar Cookies © 2011 Heather Johnson

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