Christmas Sugar Cookies

YUMMLY
16Ingredients
2Hours
120Calories

Description

Unleash your inner cookie artist with this foolproof sugar cookie recipe. We've included detailed tips for decorating using a classic royal icing recipe for outlining and filling in with color. You can take your cookie creations in a more traditiona…

decorating palette, or go wild. Before you get started, gather decorating tips and bags, gel food coloring, and, of course, some sprinkles. You can find them all at a craft store, cooking store, or online.

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Ingredients

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  • 3 cups all purpose flour (for dough)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter (softened)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • all purpose flour (for first roll)
  • all purpose flour (for second roll)
  • 4 cups powdered sugar (plus a little more if needed)
  • 3 tablespoons meringue powder (buy in grocery stores' baking aisle)
  • 7 tablespoons water (room temperature, plus more if needed, for icing)
  • food coloring gel (red, blue, green, or other favorite, for icing)
  • 1 teaspoon water (room temperature, plus more if needed, for filling icing)
  • food coloring gel (red, blue, green, or other favorite, for filling icing)
  • candy decorations (candy sprinkles, sparkling or sanding sugar, cake sparkles, and/or sugar pearls, optional)
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    Directions

    1. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt into a medium bowl. (Pro Tip: If you don't have a sifter, use a whisk to mix dry ingredients together.)
    2. Put butter and sugar in a stand mixer bowl. Beat with paddle attachment on low speed to blend, then increase speed to medium and beat until soft and light. Add egg, milk, and then flour mixture, beating after each addition until blended, and scraping inside of bowl as needed.
    3. Lay 2 sheets of plastic wrap on a work surface. Scrape half of dough from bowl onto each wrap and shape into a disk about 1/2 inch thick. Wrap dough in plastic, then chill until it's firm enough to roll and hold its shape, 30-60 minutes.
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    120Calories
    Sodium1% DV20mg
    Fat6% DV4g
    Protein2% DV1g
    Carbs7% DV20g
    Fiber0% DV0g
    Calories120Calories from Fat35
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Fat4g6%
    Saturated Fat2.5g13%
    Trans Fat
    Cholesterol15mg5%
    Sodium20mg1%
    Potassium15mg0%
    Protein1g2%
    Calories from Fat35
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Carbohydrate20g7%
    Dietary Fiber0g0%
    Sugars13g26%
    Vitamin A2%
    Vitamin C0%
    Calcium2%
    Iron4%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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