Let’s be honest. Sugar cookies=festive. I just love making sugar cookies for holidays and especially love using holiday-shaped cookie cutters. The other day I made some Christmas Sugar Cookies and they turned out delightful. Here’s the Recipe: (The full batch makes 100 cookies, so I just halved the recipe.)
1 lb. margarine (don’t use butter!)
2 cups sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
6 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
Cream eggs, butter, and sugar first. Add remaining ingredients one at a time. Refrigerate dough for a few hours or overnight. Roll the dough on a floured surface and cut into holiday shapes. Bake at 350 for 8-9 minutes or longer if you want them crispier.
And if you are like me and do not like store-bought frosting, try this recipe out. It’s a winner!
Homemade Buttercream Frosting
1/4 c. margarine
1/4 c. milk
3/4 lb. powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla (for chocolate frosting, add 1/4 c. cocoa)
Beat all ingredients until creamy. Add food coloring for different colors.