By Katie Wagner
There are just some things that make Christmas, Christmas. Classic sugar cookies are one of those things! I got so many delicious recipes at the cookie exchange, but I was so happy to see that Katie was making these. This is a great recipe for a day of fun with your family and with kids. Sugar cookies are not just baking, they are kind of like a craft too, cutting them out, decorating, bombing your kitchen with sprinkles everywhere, I love it.
Christmas is almost here, it’s time to pop in the DVD Elf, sip some hot chocolate and make Katie’s sugar cookies. They will surely bring a smile to your face.
Thanks, Buddy and thank you Katie!
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 unbeaten egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp lemon zest
- 1/2 sour cream
- 3 cups flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 1/2 cup packaged egg whites
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- Preheat oven to 375°.
- Let butter soften to room temperature in a large mixing bowl. Add sugar, egg, vanilla and lemon zest them blend everything together in bowl, then mix in sour cream.
- In another bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Slowly add to the butter mixture and blend until combined.
- Using a rolling pin, roll out dough on a lightly floured surface to 1/4 inch thickness.
- Cut out cookies with your favorite festive cookie cutters.
- Place on a greased baking sheet and bake at 375° for 10 – 12 minutes or until lightly browned. (depends on your cookie thickness)
- Frost and decorate cookies as desired!
- Mix all the ingredients together with a hand mixer on medium speed, adding more powdered sugar if needed. Spread or pipe icing onto cookies. Add food coloring if you’d like.