Sunday, December 23, 2012
Cookie Time! With some help from our Elf on the Shelf
Before we headed out to Canada, F&B and I made a few batches of Christmas cookies!
Like last year, we made zebra nibbles and gingerbread reindeer. We also made a batch of chocolate peppermint cookies (chocolate cookies with crushed candy canes mixed into the batter), peanut butter blossoms (PB cookies with Hershey's Kisses on top), and a small batch of my favorite sugar cookies. By far, these are the easiest sugar cookies ever, just 4 ingredients, and they roll and cut out beautifully. I used my Nordicware cookie presses on these and they came out perfectly with the imprints. The elf cookie cutter was a favorite and I made quite a few extras of those.
David the Elf had to post with a few cookies too, holding an elf cookie of course!
The Best & Easiest Sugar Cookie Recipe Ever!
1 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 cup flour
Melt butter, cream butter and sugar together, add vanilla
Gradually mix in flour and knead together
Refrigerate minimum 20 minutes, an hour works best IMHO
Roll out on a floured surface, cut and decorate
Bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes or until edges are lightly brown