Hands down, the best cookie and frosting recipe ever for holidays! It doesn’t get better than this!

Christmas Sugar Cookies with Buttercream Frosting are a classic and beloved holiday treat. These delicious cookies are a staple of Christmas baking, bringing joy and delight to both young and old. The origins of these cookies date back centuries, with various cultures having their own versions, but they have become an essential part of Christmas traditions around the world. Baking and decorating these festive cookies is a wonderful way to get into the holiday spirit and create cherished memories with family and loved ones.
These cookies are versatile and can be served in a variety of ways. They are perfect for holiday gatherings, cookie exchanges, or simply for enjoying at home with a warm cup of cocoa. To enhance the festive atmosphere, consider serving these cookies with some additional holiday treats such as peppermint bark, gingerbread houses, or a winter-themed fruit salad with cranberries and pomegranate seeds. They can also be beautifully arranged on a dessert platter alongside other holiday-themed sweets, creating a visually stunning centerpiece for your festive table.
Recipe: Christmas Sugar Cookie with Buttercream Frosting
2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
1 ½ cups sugar
1 cup softened butter
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon baking powder
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the buttercream frosting:
6 cups powered sugar
2 cups softened butter
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoon almond extract
food coloring of choice (optional)
1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
2. In a small bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and baking powder.
3. In a large bowl, beat together sugar and butter until smooth. Add egg and vanilla gradually, then mix in the flour mixture.
4. Roll the dough out with rolling pin. Use a Christmas tree-shaped cookie cutter to get the tree shapes you want.
5. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes or until the edges are golden.
6. Prepare the frosting: Begin by mixing together the butter and extracts until well combined. Gradually incorporate the powdered sugar into the mixture, adding it a little at a time and beating after each addition. Continue beating until you reach your desired frosting consistency. If you accidentally add too much sugar and the frosting becomes too thick, you can remedy this by adding a small amount of milk. If you wish to add color to the frosting, you can do so by blending in food coloring.
7. Apply the buttercream frosting to your cookies using either a spatula or a piping bag. If you don’t have a piping bag, you can create a makeshift one by cutting a small corner off a Ziploc bag.
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