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Sugar Cookies for the Holiday Season World Cuisine Today Magazine

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Sugar Cookie Recipe

Yield: 40 Cookies


For the Cookies

Two sticks of Unsalted Butter (one cup)

One cup Granulated Sugar

1 1/2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract

One Large or Jumbo Egg

2 1/2 cups All Purpose Baking Flour

3/4 t Baking Powder

3/4 t Salt

For the Frosting

Three cups of sifted confectioners (powdered) sugar

4 T whole milk

2 T light corn syrup

1/2 t vanilla extract

food coloring

sprinkles for decoration or small candies


For the Cookies

1. Thoroughly mix the Butter and Sugar together in a standard mixer or with electric hand mixer until smooth.

2. Add Vanilla Extract and the Egg. Mix until thoroughly combined.

3. In a different mixing bowl using a whisk mix together the Flour, Baking Powder and Salt.

4. Sift the dry ingredients gradually into the first wet mixture.

5. On a piece of plastic wrap or foil transfer half the mixture and wrap. (Mixture will be sticky). Do the same with the other half. Mold each half into a disk shape.

6. Chill for three hours.

7. Grease your cookie sheets lightly and preheat the oven to 350 F.

8. Dust a flat surface with some flour and roll out one half of your dough to 1/2 inch in thickness for chewy or 1/4 inch for a crispier cookie.

9. Cut your cookies into the desired shapes with cookie cutters or using templates.

10. Bake at 350 F for 10 minutes.

11. Cool on a cooling rack.

Meanwhile, make your frosting.

For the Frosting

1. Combine the sugar, 2 T Milk, Syrup and Vanilla in a medium bowl and stir.

2. Add color to different sections of the frosting to create your various decorating colors.

3. Fill a plastic bag, or piping bag, with your frosting. If using a plastic bag clip the bottom corner to desired size for your piping.

4. Decorate your cookies as desired and add your sprinkles. This is best done on a cooled off cookie

5. Allow your decorative frosting to solidify

Serve your cookies on a decorative plate, and save the remainder in an air tight container so that they maintain their freshness. Enjoy!

World Cuisine Today Magazine

December 4, 2022