December 14, 2018
Baking during the holidays has always been a tradition in my household growing up. I have several great memories of baking cookies with my mom in the kitchen—learning the recipes and techniques all while making sure I was the one who got to lick the batter off the spoons. My mom, being the great baker that she is, would spend all day making cookie dough and cutting out cookie shapes so everyone had their own batch to decorate. We’d have icing, sprinkles, and all sorts of treats to decorate the cookies with.
What I love most about these particular cookies is they remind me of many great Christmases. Every year, my brother and I would invite our friends over to the house during the holidays for a cookie decorating party. The recipe I used this year is really straightforward, doesn’t take long to bake, and the batter tastes amazing! There’s also a lot of ways you can be creative with this recipe through the ingredients you add, or the way you decide to cut the dough and decorate. This time, I went with a much simpler design for the decorating (and way fewer sprinkles). I hope this recipe can spark a few new holiday traditions for you as it did for me and my family.
½ Cup margarine
1 Cup sugar
2 Tbsp milk
½ Tsp vanilla
1 ¾ Cup flour
2 Tsps baking powder
½ Tsp salt
1 Cup powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 375℉
Cream margarine in a large mixing bowl with sugar
Beat egg in a small separate bowl and add to main mixture with milk and vanilla.
In a medium mixing bowl mix flour, baking powder, and salt together
Slowly add dry mixture to main mixture
Chill dough in the fridge for 1 hour
Roll out to ⅛” and cut
Bake in oven for 6-8 minutes
Let cookies cool on cooling racks for 15 min.
Add icing sugar into small mixing bowl and add milk until desired icing consistency
Decorate cookies with icing and enjoy