Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Christmas Wishes Sugar Cookies

With the holiday madness in full swing lets take a moment and fix a treat. Baking cookies for a loved one helps fill the home with aromas of the season. Again by remembering portion control (you don't have to eat the whole batch) these light and airy bits of sweetness can put a happy memory in our hearts. 

This batch was intended for portioning out in little zipper bags to hang on neighbors door. It is an especially kind way to remember older people who perhaps are missing friends & family this season. Single people are not immune to the “family pressures” being pushed at you from all sides. The craziness of overspending and running out of time, etc just is not “restful” and a simple gift of 2 or 3 homemade cookies can bring wonderful smiles and warm fuzzys to remind us why we are celebrating! If you are worried about overindulging, freeze the bags and set one out at night for a little treat with breakfast coffee.


48 servings 86 cals
  • 2¾ cups all-purpose flour (or 3 cups cake flour)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup butter, softened (2 sticks)
  • 1½ cups white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  1. In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth.

  3. Beat in egg and vanilla. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients.

  1. You want to form this dough chilled, so split it into two bowls for the refrigerator. Chill it for an hour. When forming cookies and the batter gets warm and sticky, switch bowls.

  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F

  1. Shape into balls of rounded tsp. At first I used a small ice cream scoop. However this made balls slightly larger than an inch wide. These cookie really spread out leaving almost a sheet of wonderful tasting cookie. Since this was not what we are looking for, I switched to a melon baller and made cookies smaller than an inch.

  1. Roll each in colored sugar and place onto dullside foil lined cookie sheets. Be sure to place them apart because they spread a lot.

  2. Bake 8 minutes in the preheated oven, Stick to 8 minutes – they will be fine and not overcook.

  1. Slide the foil onto a cooling rack and the sheet is ready for the next. Let stand on cookie sheet about 10 minutes, or until close to room temperature, then use a spatula to transfer to a dish.

Make sure you take them out in 8 minutes, even though they won't be a golden brown. They will firm up once out of the oven. Ten minutes and they turn crunchy after they've cooled.

You can use this recipe to make a huge pan cookie to layer it with fruit and a cream cheese frosting to make a cookie pastry.

It warms my heart to be able to create something special like these lacy cookies for my Master.


To satisfy and restore.
To nourish, support and maintain.
To gratify, spoil, comfort and please,
to nurture, assist, and sustain
..I cook!

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The Little Black Book of Indiscreet Recipes 


Dan White


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