I love sugar cookies anytime of the year, but there is something special about making them at Christmastime. These cookies bring back wonderful memories as I have been making this recipe with my mom since I was a little girl. I helped her decorate these then and I love them just as much today!
Christmas Sugar Cookies
1 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups of sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
3 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
Cream together shortening, sugar and vanilla. Then add eggs and beat for about 1 minute, making sure all is creamy.
Stir in flour, baking soda and salt.
Divide dough into 4 bowls or separate in large bowl and chill for 1 hour.
Let dough sit out for about 20 minutes. Then roll out on floured surface and cut into desired shapes.
Bake at 350 for 5 minutes. Let sit for 10 minutes then put on wire rack.
I have a few things I always make during February and sugar cookies are at the top of the list. So with my heart shape cookie cutter Wilton Metal Heart Cutter
I set out to try a new sugar cookie recipe. I always, always, always make my moms recipe and it is, of course, the best! But I found one recipe and it had almond extract added, so I thought I would give it a try.
As I was making these I realized I had ran out of almond extract..so extra vanilla it was!
These cookies were very good and I even ate a couple without icing. But I think I will stick to my mom’s recipe from now on! It not only has a wonderful flavor and texture, it brings a heart full of memories with each batch! Thanks Mom!! And my hubby thanks you also!
This icing is my Mom’s recipe that my sisters and I still use at Christmas. Okay, well not just Christmas, anytime the occasion calls for a sugar cookie! I have added the icing and the sugar cookie recipe on my website so you can try if you like. I hope you had a wonderful
Wilton Comfort Grip Heart Cutter
…or Sugar cookies! I love looking back on Christmas as a child and the memories that were made during the holidays. My mom made many different sweets over the years, and all were delicious! But one of my favorites was her sugar cookies. My three sisters and I loved when she made these.
I loved to stay up late with her and help decorate. The TV would be on in the background, my dad asleep by now in the chair and my mom in the kitchen baking away.
What a privilege it was to be able to pass this recipe on to my three girls and create our own memories of baking and decorating cookies. I may not have my three little girls beside me in the kitchen, but I was blessed to have my 19-year old help me tonight!