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Iced Sugar Cookies - Simple Recipes

Iced Sugar Cookies

iced sugar cookies

iced sugar cookies

These adorable holiday cookies will get you in the Christmas spirit in…minutes! Thanks to our Feature Foodie, passoinanteaboutbaking.com.

Iced Sugar Cookies
Recipe type: Dessert
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 8-9 dozen
  • Butter – ¾ cup (room temp)
  • Castor Sugar- 1 cup (she grinds sugar crystals in her coffee grinder)
  • Egg – 1 / beaten
  • Flour – 2 ½ cups
  • Salt – 1 pinch
  • Almond essence/extract – 1 tsp.
  • Vanilla essence/extract – 1 tsp.
  • For icing: powdered sugar mixed with just enough water to make it thick & flowing, then color with Christmas colors
  1. Preheat the oven to 375F. Keep 5-6 ungreased cookie sheets on hand.
  2. Beat the butter and sugar till fluffy and light.
  3. Add the salt + vanilla essence + almond essence and beat for 30 seconds.
  4. With a spatula mix in the beaten egg.
  5. Put in all the flour in one go, and gather together to make a firm dough.
  6. Chill for at least 30 minutes in wrap.
  7. Roll out to ¼ inch thickness and cut with assorted cookie cutters.
  8. Bake on ungreased cookie sheets for 12-14 minutes, watching closely so that they don’t get too brown.
  9. Remove from oven; let the cookies lay on the sheet for a minute. Remove to racks to cool.
  10. Drizzle icing on cookies.
  11. Leave to dry over night.
  12. This recipe makes approximately 8-9 dozen 1 ½” small cookies.

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