Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Recipe: Special Holiday Sugar Cookies

I love cookies, and so does Briam. I wanted to make a holiday treat that was fun, flavorful, and easy to make. I found this recipe from Alton Brown and altered it just a little bit to my liking and how I wanted to make the cookies. To see how to make your own holiday sugar cookies, keep reading! Don't forget to share your sugar cookies with me on Twitter and Instagram by using the hashtag #cmxoxosugarcookies 

What You'll Need:
3 C All Purpose Flour, 3/4 tsp Baking Powder, and 1/4 tsp Salt 
1 C Unsalted Butter (softened), 1 C Sugar, 1 Egg (beaten), 1 tbsp Milk for dough and 6 tbsp for icing, 3 C Powdered Sugar for icing
Extracts: Mint, Cinnamon, and Raspberry. Food Coloring: Green, Red, and Blue
Holiday Cookie Cutters
Sift together the flour , baking powder, and salt. Set Aside. 
Mix butter and sugar until mixed thoroughly and looks like the picture below 
Ta Da! 
Add the egg (I forgot to beat mine, still did just fine) and 1 tbsp of milk. Beat again. 
Add the flour mixture to your butter mixture and beat until it becomes a solid dough. Separate  into 3 different bowls.  
Add 1 tbsp of food coloring and extract to each respective dough bowls and mix together. Roll them in plastic wrap and let set in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.  
Bake your cookies at 375 degrees for 7-9 minutes. They should be slightly brown around the edges. 
Oh Christmas Tree Oh Christmas Tree 
Some of mine had too much fun in the oven...  
To make the icing: Combine 3 C Powdered Sugar with 6 tbsp of Milk. I t will look and taste like what goes on a cinnamon bun.  
Let the icing harden for about 1 hour and plate your cookies! Yummy! 

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