Snowflake Sugar Cookies

Snowflake Sugar Cookies

Making Christmas sugar cookies is one of my family’s favorite holiday traditions! When I was young, my Grandma would bake dozens and dozens of cookies for all of us to decorate and take home to eat. She was so talented at frosting cookies and after many years of watching her, I’ve been able to make pretty cookies like these!

Although these may look complicated to some, I promise they are pretty simple. If you can make a straight line and dots, you can do this too! I’ll link a video for you to watch below!

The frosting on these hardens, so it won’t get smooshed or melt off the cookie. Here’s the recipe for the frosting:

3 TBSP Meringue Powder
6 TBSP Warm Water
(Until frothy)

4 Cups Powdered Sugar
(Slowly until glossy)

Vanilla to taste and more water if the icing is too stiff

The sugar cookie itself is an old family recipe that requires you to refrigerate the cookies overnight (or for at least 2 hours). Sharing the recipe below.

1 Cup Soft Butter
1 1/2 Cups Sugar
2 Eggs
1 Cup Sour Cream
1 1/2 TSP Vanilla
4 1/2 Cups Flour
1 TSP Salt
1 TSP Baking Soda
1/2 TSP Nutmeg

Cream butter and sugar till fluffy, add eggs and beat well. Add sour cream and vanilla, blend well. Add dry ingredients. The dough will get quite soft. Chill for several hours or over night. Roll to 1/4 inch thickness, cut, (sprinkle with sugar if you don’t plan to frost), and bake at 375 for 8-12 minutes (just until some edges get barely golden). Undercooked is better than overcooked.

Happy Holidays Friends!

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