Food & Drink

Tis The Season To Get Baking

The holiday season is here, and you know what that means? Cookies! Letter9 is hooking you up with a simple yet oh-so-delicious recipe by Genius Kitchen for sugar cookies. Thank you Genius Kitchen!

READY IN: 30mins

YIELD: 48 cookies

INGREDIENTSNutrition

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit or 175 degrees Celsius.
  2. Mix the flour, baking powder, and baking soda together in a bowl; set the mixture aside.
  3. Cream the butter and sugar.
  4. Beat in the egg and vanilla extract.
  5. Once combined, slowly blend in the dry ingredients until evenly mixed.
  6. Separate dough into tablespoon-sized balls.
  7. Place onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
  8. Place on center rack and bake for 5 to 7 minutes (or until golden brown). Let the cookies sit for 2 minutes before cooling on wire racks.

Baking up a batch of these bad boys is the perfect excuse for a cookie decorating get-together. Pick up holiday shaped cookie cutters or get creative and shape the dough on your own.

Our favorite icing comes from The Kitchn. Want in on The Kitchn’s tip for icing? A thicker icing makes for a good decorating border while a looser icing is best to fill in the middle of the cookies (the border icing holds the middle icing in). Also, try using a squeeze bottle to decorate – much easier than those piping bags!
For the border icing:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla or other flavoring extract
  • 2 to 2 1/2 tablespoons milk or water
  • Food coloring (optional)

For the flood icing:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla or other flavoring extract
  • 2 1/2 to 3 tablespoons milk or water
  • Food coloring (optional)

See the links below for full details!
https://www.geniuskitchen.com/recipe/easy-sugar-cookies-474439
https://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-decorate-cookies-with-icing-the-easiest-simplest-method-cooking-lessons-from-the-kitchn-198240

(Photo from Kitchn)

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