Saturday, December 13, 2008



Using different designs of cookie cutters, you can make fun shapes such as Christmas trees, Christmas stockings, mistletoes, snowmen, candy canes, etc.

Roll out sugar cookie dough on a floured surface
and cut them out in different shapes with cookie cutter.

Sprinkle with sugar crystals


2 cups white sugar
2 sticks (1 cup) butter, softened
2 eggs
2 tsps. vanilla extract
1 cup sour cream

5-6 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsps. baking powder
1 tsp. salt

1) In a bowl, cream together sugar and butter, add the eggs and vanilla and beat until fluffy.

2) Stir in the sour cream and blend well.

3) With a wire whisk, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt in another bowl to blend all ingredients together. (You don't need to sift them together). Stir into the creamed mixture until well blended.

4) Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight or at least 5 hours.

5) When ready to bake, on a floured surface, and with a rolling pin roll out dough to 1/4 inch thick and cut cookies out into different shapes using cookie cutters.

6)Sprinkle cut out cookie with sugar crystals. In order for the sugar to stick on the cut out dough, brush each one with softened shortening like Crisco or butter.

7) Bake in 350 degrees pre-heated oven for 8- 10 minutes.

8) Transfer baked cookies immediately to a cooling rack.


1) This will make about 60 cookies, depending on the shapes and sizes of the cookie cutters.

2) Dough can be made few days ahead of time as long as it is refrigerated.

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