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On the 4th Day of Bloggy Christmas Miss Heather gave to me Christmas Sugar Cookies!

Hello everyone. I'm Heather and I blog over at My Sweet Mission. When Krista asked her blogging friends to join her fun & delicious 12 Days of Bloggy Christmas, I was excited & honored that she chose my blog to be part of her team!

Christmas Sugar Cookies
Because everyone loves sugar cookies at Christmas time, today I'm sharing my delicious Christmas Sugar Cookies, with new pretty colors for this year. I always bring these yummy cookies on Christmas Eve, and everyone is sure to grab one before they're all gone. My husband's family got this recipe from a neighbor many years ago and we've been making these delicious cookies for over 30 years now!

Christmas Sugar Cookies by My Sweet Mission

 In honor of our first little grand-daughter, the colors we decorated our   Christmas Sugar Cookies this year were Dusty Rose, Teal & Purple!

Christmas Sugar Cookies
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs, large
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups flour, unbleached or all-purpose
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tarter
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar.
  • Add the eggs and vanilla extract, beat well.
  • Add the flour, cream of tarter, baking soda and salt. Mix on low until well blended.
  • Flour the counter or cutting board.
  • Roll out the dough to about 1/4" thick, adding a little more flour each time you flip the dough over.
  • Dip the cookie cutters in flour each time, then cut out the shapes. Carefully put them on a baking sheet about 1" apart.
  • Place in a preheated 350 degrees F oven and bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the edges are light golden brown.
  • Cool on baking sheets for about 10 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack while making the frosting.
For the Frosting
  • 1 pound confectioners sugar (3 3/4 cups)
  • 1/2 cup butter, slightly melted
  • 4 - 5 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Red, blue & green food coloring 
  • In a mixing bowl combine the first 4 ingredients, mix until smooth and creamy.
  • Separate the frosting in four (4) separate bowls.
  • For the Dusty Rose: add quite a bit more red than blue food coloring and stir. 
  • For the Teal: add more blue than green food coloring and stir. 
  • For the Purple: add more red than blue food coloring and stir. 
  • Leave one bowl of frosting white.
  • Spread the frosting on the cooled cookies.
  • Sprinkle with the edible glitter. 
  • Add the white Sixlet pearls to the bells and trees. 
  • Melt some white chocolate and make the hearts, cool and place them on some of the cookies.
  • Leave the decorated cookies on the counter for about an hour, so the frosting can setup before storing.
    Decorations Used:
    • Colored sugar or edible glitter 
    • Sixlet white pearls (usually found in the baking section at grocery stores)
    • White chocolate hearts
    For more sugar cookie decorating ideas and to get my step by step process, click here or on the picture below.
       Looking for more delicious cookie recipes? Here are a few you might enjoy:

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        These Christmas Sugar Cookies are buttery soft and the frosting is amazing! A perfect way to say Merry Christmas to your family and friends!  Thank you so much for reading and  I hope you have a Very Merry Christmas!
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