Christmas Sugar Cookies

by Chrissy

Only a few days until Christmas and THIS is what us So Cal inhabitants have to deal with?! UGH.

Oh, I only joke. Say good morning to brisk downtown San Diego with the low’s in the 40′s and the high’s in the 60′s or 70′s. Yet, I still tend to complain about how cold it is…I am probably such an embarrassment to my relatives who live in the midwest.

Thank GOODNESS we don’t have to trek through this during 5 o’clock rush hour…

*Note: this picture is merely for exagguration purposes. What this picture really depicts is a group of friends driving up to Mammoth Mountain at 2 AM, as we swerve off the road and hit a pole, only to be dragged out of the snow bank by a nice gentleman who had just left a bar. I think he had a frozen handle-bar mustache, FYI.

Ideal situation, right?

Anyways….Holy COOKIES!

…in honor of the few days we have left to shop, prepare food, bake, write cards and give gifts, here are some lovely decorated sugar cookies that Carrie and I made for our co-workers.

They are so adorable, they were hard to eat. Sort of.

They were also so hard to stop eating, because they were so tasty!

Pack some up for your co-workers and you will be the office favorite!

Here are some other really fantastic Christmas treat recipes that we think are definitely worth making! Like, ASAP.

Caroline’s White Chocolate Cranberry Macadamia Nut Cookies

Krissy’s Red Velvet Christmas Whoopie Pies

Valerie’s Caramel Filled Chocolate Cookies

Lauren’s Hazelnut Shortbread Wreath Cookies

Kathryn’s Bailey’s and Chocolate Chip Cookies

The Beauties’s Eggnog French Toast

Sues & Chels’ Gingerbread Rolls

Rachel’s Chocolate Peppermint Truffles

 

The Perfect Sugar Cookie

Adapted from Instructables: Cookies

Makes about 2 dozen

 

Ingredients:

1 cup butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions:

Cream together the butter and sugar. Add the vanilla and egg and mix on medium speed until combined. In a separate bowl, mix together the dry ingredients, then gradually add to the butter mixture while mixing on a low speed.

Cover dough and chill for at least an hour.

On a lightly floured surface, roll out half of the dough (while the other half is chilling) to about 1/2-inch thickness. Cut out cookies in desired Christmas shapes, place on a lined baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees F for 10-12 minutes, or until edges are light golden-brown.

Let cool, and decorate to your heart’s content!!

 Enjoy! (It’s definitely hard not too :) )

 

From the Little Yellow Kitchen,

Chrissy 

 

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6 Comments to “Christmas Sugar Cookies”

  1. So cute girls!! It’s on honor to be on your list :)

    Hope you guys have a wonderful holiday season!

  2. Thanks for the shout out girls!! Your sugar cookies are adorable. I’m sure your co-workers loved them. It really is such a rough life in Southern California, huh? It’s warm and sunny up here in LA as well. Guess we’ll just have to go to Big Bear or something if we want a “white Christmas.” Hope you both have a great Christmas! :) xx

  3. Such fun! I know they taste great too, because everything you make tastes great! Merry Christmas!

  4. Thanks for the mentions girls :)! These cookies are SO cute! Aren’t Christmas Sugar cookies the best?! :)

  5. You guys are so sweet and your cookies are BEA-U-TEEFUL! Thanks so much for the link and have a great holiday :)

  6. Chrissy

    you as well! So grateful for this past year of friendship, food, and fun!!

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