Monday, December 19

Holiday Love

I love most sweets, but my seasonal favorite has to be the classic iced sugar cookie.  I would always look forward to decorating them, which usually consisted of half of the bottle of sprinkles.  Obviously not much has changed in twenty years.  I found myself baking some cookies, but realized that I didn't let the dough cool long enough, so I ended up with a giant cookie heart.  Patience is not my forte, but it looks like it finally turned out well for me!


1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
2 Tbsp milk

In a bowl, mix the butter and sugar.  Add eggs and vanilla.  In a separate bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.  Combine the wet and dry ingredients and add in the milk.  Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.  Roll out on a floured  surface and cut into desired shapes.  Bake for 10 minutes at 350 degrees F.


1 cup powdered sugar
1 Tbsp milk
1/2 tsp vanilla
3 drops food coloring
3 drops peppermint extract

Mix all together and place on cookie(s) when cooled.

What's your favorite holiday treat?


  1. Yum! Looks great!

  2. Haha...who doesn't love a giant, heart shaped, iced sugar cookie with sprinkles? Looks yummy :)

    The Other Side of Gray

  3. Hey Lindsay! I love sugar cookies and these sure beat what I may munch on from a box. Once you've had a warm, oven, home-baked cookie you want nothing else. Thanks for sharing your recipe! :)

  4. Love it! I just ate an iced sugar cookie (or 3) that I made with my mom the other day <3

  5. Mmmmmm Cookies. These look so pretty and tasty! Nothing beats a good holiday sugar cookie.

  6. hello my dear, it's nice to see you still in full swing, those look delicious!! seems like the aunt that just brought me sugar cookies used almost exactly the same recipe but took out the peppermint extract and added in some walnuts... very yummy indeed

    still not blogging yet, but i'm done with my last semester of college so after christmas i hope to at last be able to dedicate some real time to blogging!!! :)
    merry christams


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