I absolutely love these cookies! They taste so good on their own they don’t even need frosting. They hold their shape but are not rock hard like some not so good sugar cookies. I think your family will fall in love with this recipe. If you want to be extra like me make sure you take it a step further and add cute Christmas sayings. Another really great idea would be using these cookies as name tag placers if you are hosting Christmas dinner! The possibilities are endless. But with a cookie this festive you will be sure to make people feel super in the holiday spirit. I hope you make them and if you do please tag me on Instagram!
Recipe and inspo adapted from Rebekah Lowin
- 1 cup room temperature salted butter
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 egg room temperature
- 1 teaspoon almond extract (optional but highly recommend)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- red and green food coloring
Using an electric hand mixer beat butter, sugar and extracts on medium speed until light and fluffy scraping down the bowl as needed. Add in egg and mix until combined. Add flour and baking powder and mix on low speed. Texture will look crumby but keep mixing until a dough is formed.
Remove dough from bowl and separate in half. Put first half of dough back in bowl and add as much red food coloring as you desire for your color preference. Mix with electric mixture until the color is incorporated. Add your other dough in a separate bowl and add the green food coloring and repeat this step.
Roll colored dough onto a lightly floured surface and using whatever cookie cutters you like start cutting out your shapes. Use the dough scraps to roll back out and cut more. Place on a lined baking sheet with parchment paper and using your cookie stamp set place whatever words you want. I recommend stamping each letter individually. This is the kit I used: cookie stamp.
Place in freezer for 15 minutes so cookies keep their shape. While they are freezing preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake cookies for 10 minutes and then leave on baking tray for 5 minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack and let them cool all the way about 20 minutes before eating!