Christmas cookies are something that everyone looks forward to. You can either make them from scratch, or you can buy the ready made dough at the store. Either way you decide, your kitchen will still smell like fresh baked cookies! I wanted to share our family recipe with you, we use a press or pastry bag. You can layer two cookies and fill with jelly or dip half in chocolate. But we always made green trees and red wreaths…
- Unsalted Butter 1 cup (226g)
- Granulated Sugar 1 cup (200g)
- Large Egg 1 (50g)
- Whole Milk 2 Tablespoons (44ml)
- Vanilla Extract 1 teaspoon (5ml)
- All Purpose Flour 2½ cups (320g)
- Salt ¼ teaspoon
- Cream the butter and sugar on high speed until light and fluffy about 3 minutes.
- Add the salt
- Combine the egg and vanilla extract together and add to the creaming butter mixture.
- Stop the mixer and scrape the sides of the bowl to incorporate well.
- Add the milk and mix until combined, scrape the sides again.
- Add the sifted flour all at once and mix on low speed just until combined.
- With cookie press pipe the dough onto a parchment lined sheet pan spaced about 1 inch apart.
- Bake for about 12 – 17 minutes or until the cookies are lightly browned on the edges.
- Cool completely and fill with jams, chocolates, ganache’s, buttercream or your choice of fillings and adorn with nuts or sprinkles of your choice.
Whether you’re leaving a plate out for Santa, or sharing with everyone at your next get together, cookies are the perfect treat for the holiday season. To celebrate this festive time of year, I wanted so share a recipe that’s sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. Place them in a mason Jar or cookie tin and share with family and friends. This diy gift is sure to be a hit! My mom would always count her cookies, and make sure we had enough to share….so enjoy your holiday and remember to always count your cookies….
Merry Christmas!! Stay tuned for more Adventures in Styleland…