The Best Sugar Cookie Recipe For The Holidays!!

Hi guys!!

Last week I mentioned that every year around Christmas my mom, sister and I bake up a huge batch of sugar cookies and spend a whole night decorating them. Well this passed weekend we did just that and today I’m sharing the recipe for the best sugar cookies ever!!

If you love soft baked chewy cookies you are going to love these, I promise.

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Our Famous Sugar Cookie Recipe: (Makes one batch)

Dry Ingredients:

1 cup sugar

2 cups flour

1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

Wet Ingredients:

1/2 cup butter

1 egg

1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1 tablespoon milk

Steps:

  1. When you start making the dough – first combine all the dry ingredients in one bowl and all the wet ingredients in another (separate) bowl. After that is complete then mix both bowls of ingredients together.
  2. Then divide it up by batch (if your making more then one batch) and cover in saran wrap. Keep it in the fridge over night to cool – or approx 4 hours until dough has cooled
  3. Next, roll your dough out (not too thin) using flour on the counter.
  4. Once you’ve got the dough rolled out grab your festive cookie cutters and go to town!
  5. Bake at 350 for 10(ish) minutes. You want to ensure these don’t over cook. I usually wait 8 mins and then keep an eye on them for the last few minutes.

**Depending on the thickness of the dough they may take a little shorter or a little longer then 10 minutes.

 

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Now for the best part….the decorating!

We like to make all different colours of icing just by adding food colouring to our icing recipe, which is just a bit of melted butter, milk, and icing sugar.

We don’t follow an exact recipe for this because we make so many different sizes of icing batches depending on the colour. Just keep adding icing sugar to your butter and milk mixture until you get to your desired consistency.

**You don’t want runny icing if your making designs on your cookies, so be generous with the icing sugar 🙂img_5533

I love making some of my sugar cookies into Belgium cookies by just adding some jam in the middle of two cookies and a little icing on the top! These taste amazingggg, you have to try them if you haven’t already!

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and Voila!

If you try this recipe I would love to hear what you thought of it. Hope everyone has a wonderful rest of the week.

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Cookie Mashup Tray Recipe!

 

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Hey guys!

Hope everyone had a good weekend, I had a work meeting Sunday morning so I spent a few hours on Saturday night baking up a cookie storm haha! With the holidays coming up I thought I’d share the recipes with you guys since the cookies went over so well with my co-workers. This tray is the best of all the cookie worlds, it has something for everyone but is still super easy and fun to make! (You wont have to make 4 totally different dough’s from scratch, don’t worry!)

This Tray Consists Of:

  • M&M’s cookies
  • White Chocolate & Sliced Almond Cookies
  • Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Reese’s Pieces Peanut Butter Cookies

I started by making a triple batch of basic cookie dough and then separated that dough into 3 bowls and mixed in their individual garnishes (M&M, White choc & almond, and oatmeal choco chip). After these three were all mixed and ready, I went on to make my peanut butter cookies which is just a slightly different recipe. *See below for recipes

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Single* Batch Dough Recipe:

  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbs milk
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt

*This recipe is for a single batch of dough making 10-12 cookies, If you want to make all 3 types of cookies just multiply the recipe by 3!

For the M&M’s cookies just add 1 cup of chocolate M&Ms to your single batch of dough.

For white chocolate & almond cookies add 1 cup of white chocolate chips and 1/2 cup of sliced almonds.

For Oatmeal Chocolate chip cookies add 1/2 cup of chocolate chips and 1 cup of whole oats to your dough.

Single Batch of Reeses Pieces Peanut Butter Cookies:

  • 2/3 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup Reeses Pieces candies

Next step is to make small balls out of the dough and place on a cookie sheet – bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.

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You will have to make a few trays and bake individually until all your dough is gone.

Then just assemble on a platter and your ready to enjoy 🙂

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Thanks for stopping by!

Autumn Cookie Wreath Recipe!

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Hey guys!

Over the weekend my mom and I decided to do some baking in preparation for Thanksgiving next weekend(for Canadians). I remember my mom making a cookie wreath when I was kid and loved it, I’ve been meaning to make one myself for a few years now but just never got around to it. This weekend I didn’t have much planned so it seemed like the perfect time to try it out!

 

Sugar Cookie Recipe: 

**This recipe makes two batches for a full wreath**

1 cup Butter

2 cup White Sugar

2 Egg

2 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla

2 tablespoon Milk

4 cups Flour

3 teaspoon Baking Powder

1/2 teaspoon Salt

Bake at 350*

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Instructions:

  • Start off by pre-heating your oven to 350*
  • Mix all of your dry ingredients in a bowl and then go ahead and add your wet ingredients to the same bowl. Blend well.
  • Once you have your cookie dough, roll into three separate portions. Wrap 2 portions in saran wrap and then put in the fridge to cool for an hour (or until hard).
  • With your left over portion make your acorn cookies. I shaped mine by hand by rolling them into a ball and squishing them flat (photo below). Next I shaped the ‘cap’ of the acorn by pressing in on the sides of my flattened ball and then added a little stem and hash marks.
  • Brush cinnamon over the ‘cap’ of the acorn to give it some colour.

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  • Bake acorn cookies at 350* for 8 minutes or until desired (I like my cookies soft and chewy)
  • Next take your refrigerated dough portions from the fridge and roll flat. Cut out your leaf shaped cookies and lay on a baking sheet.
  • Bake at 350* for 7/8 minutes or until desired
  • Take some of your cookie dough scraps and roll into little balls and slightly flatten(to make berries) . Bake for 4 minutes.
  • Once all your cookies have been baked, let them cool in preparation for making the wreath!

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The best part – Time to assemble your wreath!

This can be done any way you want, I chose not to put any icing on my cookies because I didn’t think they needed it. I liked the way the neutral tones looked with the subtle hints of brown from the acorns and berries. I flipped my ‘berry’ cookies over to show the browned side as a contrast throughout!

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Thanks for stopping by!

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