Christmas Sugar Cookies with Elaine

By | December 2, 2012

Christmas Sugar Cookies

It’s beginning to look lot like Christmas at the Fabulous Living Coach residence. Christmas wreaths, decorations, Christmas lights, and now cookies! Nom, nom, nom…. All we need now is to get a real tree, which we have gotten since I was little. We never had a fake tree, so I don’t really care for those. Even though I am not into fake trees, I have to say I am not into those skinny ones! What’s up with that? Christmas trees on diets?? Oy vey!

Being in a festive mood and feeling the spirit of Christmas very much, I decided to start baking! Yesterday I felt the need to make Christmas cookies! With Christmas song playlists in the background from You Tube, I pulled up online Martha Stewart’s Christmas Sugar Cookie recipe!

Elaine Baking in a Sevilla Flamenco Dancer Apron!

Ready to be baked!

Below is Martha Stewarts Recipe. I don’t take any claim for making this recipe, as I just started my baking career on You Tube!! Please watch the video to see what fun I had!!!!!

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!

Elaine

Elaine’s Christmas Sugar Cookies

Ingredients

4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
2 cups granulated sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
Directions

1.Sift flour, baking powder, and salt into a bowl.

2.Put butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix on medium speed until pale and fluffy. Mix in eggs and vanilla. Reduce speed to low. Gradually mix in flour mixture. Divide dough in half; flatten each half into a disk. Wrap each in plastic. Refrigerate until firm, at least 1 hour or overnight.

3.Preheat oven to 325 degrees with racks in upper and lower thirds. Let one disk of dough stand at room temperature just until soft enough to roll, about 10 minutes. Roll out dough between two pieces of plastic wrap to 1/4 inch thick. Remove top layer of plastic wrap. Cut out cookies with a 4-inch one-piece-shaped cookie cutter. To make an ornament, cut out a hole from the center of the neck about 1/4-inch from the edge using a straw. Transfer cookie dough on plastic wrap to a baking sheet. Transfer baking sheet to freezer, freeze until very firm, about 15 minutes. Remove baking sheet from freezer and transfer shapes to baking sheets lined with nonstick baking mats. Roll out scraps, and repeat. Repeat with remaining disk of dough.

4.Bake, switching positions of sheets and rotating halfway through, until edges turn golden, 15 to 18 minutes. Let cool on sheets on wire racks.

Thanks Martha Stewart!!!! xoxox



2 Comments

Konstantinos F. on December 7, 2012 at 6:45 am.

That was amazing… haha

Easy recipe and a fun way to make it! You could easily be a show hostess on TV talking about everything!!!!

Reply

Elaine on January 8, 2013 at 7:58 pm.

Thanks for watching!!! I would love to be a host for a TV show! Well, I feel like I already have that but on You Tube! Happy New Year! :)

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