Need one more quick, easy cookie recipe before Christmas? Have I got the cookie for you! These are quick, easy, kid-friendly, and the perfect Christmas Eve project (you know – for when the kids are all squirrely about the presents?)
I whipped up these cookies for my son’s Preschool Polar Express Party and we have just enough left for Santa to enjoy!
Merry Christmas, Everyone!
1 recipe basic sugar cookies (follows)
Red hots or similar cinnamon candy
Large pretzel twists, broken
Basic Sugar Cookies
An Amy’s Cooking Adventures Original Recipe
½ cup unsalted butter, softened
¼ cup salted butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
½ tsp salt
2 ½ (+ ½ cup, as needed) cups all purpose flour
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Place the butters and sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer. Cream them together until light and smooth.
Beat in the eggs, one at a time, until well incorporated, scraping down the sides of the bowl, as necessary. Stir in the vanilla and salt.
Slowly add the flour, adding additional flour as necessary.
At this point, the dough can be flattened into a disc and refrigerated for up to 1 day before using. I prefer to use it right away when it is nice and pliable.
Roll the dough onto a generously floured rolling mat. For reindeer cookies, used a pizza cutter to cut the dough into a large rectangle and then into triangles.
To make the reindeer, place a red hot on one point of the triangle for a nose. Place two broken pretzels over the remaining points, and add two chocolate chips for eyes in the center.
Bake in the preheated oven for 8-10 minutes or until the cookies are firm and just beginning to brown along the edges.
Makes about 30 reindeer cookies