LUCY BURDETTE: We have so much going on in our house this year, it's hard to make room for Christmas preparations. I was even considering skipping the cookie baking. But what kind of crazy priority would that be? So I'm diving into the butter and sugar this weekend. Here's what I'll be making:
Christmas Sugar Cookies
1 cup butter, softened
2/3 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 and 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
butter and sugar, beat in egg and vanilla. combine flour and salt
separately, then mix in with the butter/sugar mixture. chill the dough 3
hours. preheat oven to 350. roll out dough to 1/8 inch thick on lightly
floured surface. dip cookie cutters into flour before each use. bake on
ungreased cookie sheets about 10 min or until lightly browned.
are good this way, but even better with creamy vanilla frosting:). beat
3 cups powdered sugar with 1/3 cup softened butter. stir in 1 1/2
teaspoons vanilla and about 2 tablespoons milk. color and ice as
I've made these for a Hanukkah party too--cut them out with a heart-shaped cookie cutter and frosted with blue icing:). If you'd rather try a true Hanukah recipe, here's a link to Hallie's neighbor's Mandel bread. These are delicious!
How's your holiday spirit this year?