This post will show you how to make amazing Christmas Cookies that your family will love preparing as well as eating!
No experience is needed for these cookies. The video below shows step by step instructions from beginning to making the frosting. Then it is up to your imagination to create your unique design!
Wilton Nonstick Bakeware Cooking Baking Sheets
Ann Clark Holiday Cookie Cutters
For Cooking Mixture
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 3/4 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg, at room temperature
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 cups powdered sugar
2 egg whites
2 tablespoons lemon juice
Step by Step Instructions1. In medium bowl, combine flour, salt and baking powder with a whisk. Set aside for later
2. Place butter in mixing bowl and beat on medium setting for 1 minute or until creamy
3. Gradually add sugar while mixing for about 1 minute, until mixture is combined
4. Whisk egg and sugar in a small bowl and slowly add to butter mixture
5. On low speed, gradually add the flour mixture for 1 minute
6. Form the dough into a 1 inch circle. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours and when firm enough to roll
7. Remove dough from plastic and roll on floured surface with rolling pin until dough is 3/16 inch thick
8. Bake cookies at 375 degrees for 10 minutes rotating cookie sheet halfway through
9. For frosting, combine ingredients and mix for 5 minutes until creamy and smooth
10. Separate mixture into bowls and add food coloring (optional)
Cut and slice cookies are easy. But nothing beats the taste of homemade cookies. And decorating is fun with no artistic skills required!
Here are 3 facts you may not know about Christmas cookies
1) Gingerbread men were invented by Queen Elizabeth I
2) The tradition to leave cookies for Santa came about during the 1930s
3) The frosting is called Royal Icing because it was used for Queen Victoria's wedding cake!
I also use the KitchenAid Artisan mixer and this makes mixing a snap. You can read my review at