Twelve Days of Baking: Festive Sugar Cookies

There's something about sugar cookies that are so festive and christmassy! Especially when you deck them out with icing, sprinkles, gumdrops, and crushed candy canes! Today's recipe is super easy, and so rewarding (well not to your waistline). IMG_4158

You will need:

2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1 cup butter, softened

1 1/2 cups white sugar

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

To start, preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and sugar in a bowl. In a separate bowl, mix the butter, egg, and vanilla extract. Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, and mix thoroughly. Your dough should be soft but a little tough. The toughness allows your cookies to be cut into cute shapes. IMG_4083

Sprinkle either a little bit of flour or icing sugar onto a board, and roll out your dough to about 1/8 inch thick. IMG_4085

Cut your cookies into whatever shapes you like, and pop them into the oven for about 10-15 minutes. The bottom of the cookie should be slightly golden and the tops should be puffed up. Once out of the oven, place your cookies onto a cooling rack to ensure they don't keep cooking. You'll get about four dozen cookies out of this recipe.

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Once cooled, you can ice them with your favourite icing and sprinkles!

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Sugar cookies should be comforting and cute. I added sprinkles, gumdrops, and crushed up candy canes to my cookies for extra yumminess and a bit of fun. These cookies will easily become a go-to for you and your family during the holiday season! IMG_4125IMG_4147

Check out day one, day two, day three, and day four of the twelve days of baking!

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