Cut Out Sugar Cookies

Cut Out Sugar Cookies

Recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction

Christmas Sugar Cookies

Ingredients

3/4 cup (170g) unsalted butter, slightly softened to room temperature
3/4 cup (150g) granulated sugar
1 large egg, room temperature
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
2 and 1/4 cups (281g) all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

**If you’re making cookies for sharing, double this batch**

IMPORTANT: follow the instructions on the recipe.  Do not attempt to roll out dough after chilling; it will fall apart.

See full recipe with instructions here

Frosting:

Sally’s Baking Addiction Easy Icing (pictured above)
1 and 1/2 cups (180g) confectioners’ sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon light corn syrup
2 – 2.5 Tablespoons (30-38ml) room temperature water
pinch salt

(I made a 4x batch, which was enough to frost a double batch of cookies)

Other frosting options:

Alton Brown’s Royal Icing (for piping through a pastry bag, with smooth professional look)

Vanilla Buttercream Frosting (for that velvety buttery flavor, frosted with a knife or piped through a pastry bag)

My personal favorite this year…the Zombie Santa!

Zombie Santa Cookies

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