This month we included a little extra to the box in the shape of a snowflake cookie cutter. Always fun to have a Christmas shaped cutter on hand for lots of projects. We got to make these delicious simple sugar cookies, which hold up very well to cookie cutter shapes. Check it out.
I love two things about this recipe. The first is I have all these ingredients all the time. When you decide to make cookies, you can just whip them up. Secondly, they keep their shape and do not expand in the oven.
This recipe is so perfect for using cookie cutters.
Let me tell you why I always make any baked goods while my husband is away. Well you can see in the photo below. Hey, making a mess is part of my process.
This dough will be a bit sticky and to kneed it you have to wet your hands. The consistency of the recipe is also the reason that the shapes hold so perfectly in baking.
- 1 Cup butter, softened
- 1 Cup granulated white sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- 3 cups all purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- Preheat oven to 350° F.
- Cream butter and sugar until smooth in the mixer.
- Add to the butter the extracts and egg.
- Combine baking powder with flour in a separate bowl. Mix.
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix.
- The dough will be crumbly and thick. Add water to your hands to kneed.
- Flour your rolling pin and rolling surface, and roll the dough to 1/4 inch.
- Bake at 350 for 7-8 minutes. Let cool.
Now you need a very sweet frosting for these cookies. The cookies are delightfully doughy so they hold up well to a sugary frosting. If you a great decorator, you can use any kind of frosting you see fit. My way is always the easy, simple way. This frosting recipe is perfect and hardens well on the cookie.
Simple Sugar Cookies for Cookie Cutters
You can see how simple and beautiful these cookies turn out with ingredients you can find in your pantry today.