Monday, December 17, 2012

Sugared Sugar Cookie Recipe

I have finally found the secret to easy Christmas Cut-Out Cookies --eliminating the frosting. *gasp* I know, I know, it's not the same, but friends if you despise the frosting process as much as I do then this method is your ticket to Christmas cookie happiness. All the deliciousness of the sugar cookie with the fuss of frosting. (Plus, frosted cookies are a pain to transfer or store without destroying your hard work.) 

Here's the deal

Step 1) Make the dough for these Vanilla Almond Sugar Cookies. Please, please, please don't make any other sugar cookie than these ever again. Bridgette from Bake @ 350 is on to something with this perfect recipe. Butter, vanilla & almond extracts & sugar. What a beautifully pure sugar cookie. 

Step 2) Roll out the dough and cut into pretty Christmas shapes. (Other shapes are acceptable. Let's not lock ourselves into some Christmas mold here.) 

Step 3) Arrange cut-outs on a baking sheet. Oh, yeah, and make sure the oven is preheated to 350. I'm assuming you did that in Step 1 because you were following the recipe, right? 

Step 4) Pour 2 Tbsp of milk into a small dish. Use a pastry brush to thinly coat the top of each cookie with milk. You want them damp, not puddled. 

Step 5) Sprinkle with colored sugars until your heart is content. 

Step 6) Bake for 8-10 minutes or until edges are set. Let cool a few minutes on the baking sheet before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. 

Step 7) Store in an airtight container and/or EAT!


  1. Excellent recipe, these turned out perfect.

  2. I LOVE this cookie recipe. No refrigeration and rolls out perfectly every. time. I agree with you. Frosting is totally overrated and waaaaay too time consuming for the pay off. I'm totally just sugaring next time. The new blog design looks great!

  3. I will try your cookie recipe, but in my family we do anise flavoring at Christmastime. :)

  4. Courtney & @ Bristol, thanks!

    and MB, I heart anise, but my husband does not. Sad day.