Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Christmas Cookie Swap

Kara is having a Christmas cookie swap!! It starts at 4:00 PM (PST...so 7:00PM EST) today.

You can click the button on my sidebar to get there.

Here is the EASIEST Christmas cut out cookie recipe ever. My husband has been making these for years before we got married, and we make them every year.

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup butter or margarine, softened (I actually use 1 stick of each)

1 cup sugar

1 large egg

1 tsp vanilla

2 tsp baking powder

3 cups flour

Preheat oven to 400. In a large bowl, combine butter and sugar with an electric mixer. Beat in egg and vanilla. Add baking powder and flour one cup at a time, mixing after each addition. The dough will be very stiff; does NOT need to chill.

Roll out on floured board for cutouts. Bake for 6-7 minutes.

I use canned frosting to frost them, or just sprinkle colored sugar on them BEFORE you bake them. They're super easy and super yummy!

3 comments:

Rebecca said...

I like the idea of not needing to chill these. Thanks for sharing a fun tried-and-true recipe!

SnoWhite said...

Love that I can make these without letting them sit for hours in the fridge. :)

Kara@ Creations by Kara said...

There's nothing like a great sugar cookie. Yum! Thanks so much for linking to my cookie recipe swap!