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With the holidays approaching, it’s never too early to start thinking about your plans for the season. One of our favorite things to do as a family is leave cookies for Santa, and we love making them together on Christmas Eve to add to the fun and excitement of the evening.
I’m trying a new recipe this year, so I thought I would get a head start on the fun (i.e., I gotta make sure this is even going to work first!), and, of course, the girls were all to happy to oblige mommy and “test” the cookies for Santa.We truly believe you can never go wrong with a traditional, chewy, crisp around the edges sugar cookie, but this year we thought we’d add a little twist to them by decorating them in our own unique ways.
I’ll let you figure out whose is whose!The recipe I followed was very easy, and I’ve linked it below in an easy-to-print format for anyone that wants to give it a try! I’m definitely not “fancy” in the kitchen, so I know you’ll be able to replicate this recipe on your own!
- 1⁄2 cup butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1⁄2 cups flour
- Pre-heat oven to 350º
- Cream sugar and butter together in a bowl.
- Add egg until well blended, set aside.
- Mix dry ingredients together in a separate bowl.
- Once wet mixture is fluffy, add dry ingredients in slowly (1/4 of a cup at a time).
- Drop cookie dough onto a baking sheet. Depending on the size of the cookie you want, you could drop a teaspoon size to a tablespoon size.
- Bake for 14-17 minutes or until edges are a golden brown color.