Santa would not have the energy to fly worldwide in one night without fueling up on the sweet treats kids' plate. So it is no surprise National Cookie Day is close to Christmas. If it isn't shared with Santa, homemade cookies are a simple yet fun gift to create and share with family, friends, and other loved ones. Just the idea of someone thinking of you enough to work dough, wait for a hot oven, and decorate and/or box is enough to put a smile on anyone's face.
With this thought in mind, we have placed one of the most popular cookies (bonus icing) recipes below.
3 C All-Purpose Flour
3/4 tsp Baking Powder
1/4 tsp Salt
1 C Unsalted Butter (softened)
1 C Sugar
1 TBSP Milk
PREHEAT OVEN TO 375°F
In Medium Bowl- Flour, Baking Powder, and Salt
Mix High Speed
In Large Bowl- Butter and Sugar with mixer until well blended
add egg and milk until well beaten
Mix Low Speed
GRADUALLY add flour and mix until dough texture forms
On powder sugar or parchment paper- Roll out dough to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut cookies and place on parchment paper or lightly buttered(greased) cookie sheet 1 inch apart.
Bake 7 to 9 minutes or until edges are light brown in color
Cool 2 minutes on cookie sheet then move to a wire rack until cool to touch
Vanilla Buttercream Frosting
3 C Powdered Sugar
1/3 C Butter (Softened)
1 1/2 tsp Vanilla
*1-2 TBSP Milk
Food Coloring Optional
In Medium Bowl- Mix Powdered Sugar and Butter on Low speed. Stir in vanilla and milk. If too thick add milk a little at a time. If too thin, sprinkle in powdered sugar.