Sugar Cookies

Sugar Cookies

So this week on “Cooking with Brittany” we are making sugar cookies! And even though that isn’t an official segment, it may happen sooner or later. Any hoo, it is christmas in two days so I figured I should share some Christmassy things I have been doing:
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And on that note let the Christmas baking commence! You can listen to my Christmas playlist here:

Brittany’s Sugar Cookies
– this recipe worked perfect for cutouts, they are amazing!
– it makes 6-7 dozen cookies depending on cookie cutter size!

For the Cookies:
– 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter, softened ( I only had a cups so I substituted 1/2 cup for salted butter, vote against butter discrimination!)
– 2 cups granulated sugar
– 4 eggs
– 1 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla
– 5 cups all-purpose flour (you need more for rolling too)
– 2 teaspoons of baking powder
– 1 teaspoon salt

For the frosting:
– 2 cups powdered sugar
– 2-4 tablespoon milk
– 1 tablespoon honey
– 1 teaspoon vanilla
– food colouring

1. In a bowl, cream together sugar and butter. Mix in eggs and vanilla extract until well-combined.
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2. In a separate bowl whisk together the remainder of the cookie ingredients. Add dry ingredients to wet in batched until combined.
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3. Divide dough into quarters, form into discs, and wrap in plastic wrap and chill for at least 2 hours.
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4. Preheat oven to 400°.
5. Remove one quarter from fridge and roll out on floured surface until dough is 1/8″-1/4″ thick.
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6. Cut with cookie cutters and bake on an ungreased cookie sheet for 6-8 minutes, watching closely. The cookies are done when the bottoms are just barely golden brown. Let cool completely on wire racks before frosting. Make sure cookie sheets are cool to touch before placing more cookie dough on them.
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A picture of my little elf:
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7. For frosting, combine sugar, two tablespoons milk, and honey, adding more milk until the frosting has reached your desired consistency. I went with a thicker consistency to be able to pipe the icing from plastic bags onto the cookies.If looking to add sprinkles, add before the frosting drys.
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Enjoy!
P.S. these actually turned out amazing, and I swear made 70 cookies.

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