Easy to make soft Christmas cookies that are perfect for sugar cookie cut outs. They are so chewy! You can add colored sugar or icing on top.
Keyword Christmas Cut Out Sugar Cookies
Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 10minutes
Chilling Dough 2hours
Total Time 2hours27minutes
1cupbuttersoftened (not melted)
1 ½cupswhite sugar
To decorate (optional)
In a mixing bowl stir together flour, baking powder and salt.
In another large mixing bowl add sugar and butter and beat with a electric hand mixer until fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla and continue to beat until well combined. Add in flour mixture into sugar mixture and continue to mix until a cookie dough forms.
Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray 2 cookie sheets with nonstick spray.
Divide the dough in 2 balls. Using a rolling pin, roll out dough into 1/4 inch thickness. Use cookie cutters to cut out shapes. Place cookies on baking sheet. Continue until all the dough is gone.
Sprinkle the cookies with colored sugar and bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the edges turn a light brown. Remove from oven and allow to cool. If you prefer to use icing, bake the cookies and then add icing once the cookies are cool.