Christmas cookies are traditionally sugar cookies cut into various shapes related to Christmas. Goodness of cookies is irresistible and are loved by everyone.
Ingredients for cookie dough
4 cups flour
1 1/4 cup butter
1 cup sugar
2tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
2 tbsp milk
1tsp vanilla extract
Mix the flour, baking powder and salt.
In a large bowl cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy for 5 minutes. Beat in eggs. Milk and vanilla.
Gradually add the dry ingredients to the creamy mixture. Refrigerate, covered until needed
Remove the wrapped pack of dough from refrigerator and roll out the dough into ¼ inch thick. Cut into desired shape and place at least 1 inch apart on a greased sheet and bake for 10 minutes or until cookies are just beginning to turn brown around the edges. Let it sit on baking sheet for 2 minutes after removal from oven and then move to complete cooling on wire rack. Serve as is or ice as desired. Store in airtight container for up to one week.
Candy Cane Cookies
To make candy cane cookies take one ball of dough and divide into two. Add ½ teaspoon of red colour to one portion work the colour into the dough with the a spatula or kneading by hand. Roll reach colour out into a rope about 5 inch long. The two rope colours are twisted together and then placed on a baking sheet, turing the top to one side so that it forms the look of a candy cane. Bake for ten minutes. Transfer the cookies to wire cooling rack and cool completely.
Choco Chip Cookies
Take a ball of cookie dough. Stir in the chocolate chips. Roll out the cookie dough into balls or press dough ball evenly into cookie cutter and place the cookies on a lined baking tray, leaving room for the cookies to flatten out. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes or until golden brown on the edges. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.