Sugar Cookies for the Holiday Season World Cuisine Today Magazine

Sugar Cookie Recipe for The Holiday Season

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 transfer or foil 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.

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 22, 2021