Monday, December 15, 2014

Mangia Monday: Holiday Sugar Cookies

SDSW's of Culinary Concepts has a brilliant idea for this festive holiday season: Get into the holiday spirit with these sugar cookie cut outs!

One of their employee made these green Christmas tree ones and everyone over at Culinary Concepts loved them.  Hope you enjoy these as much as their staff did!
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Cut Out Sugar Cookies – Recipe & photos from

Yield – Depends on the size of your cookie cutters

1 Cup Unsalted Butter, room temperature
1¼ Cup Sugar
1 Egg
2 Teaspoons Vanilla
3 Cups Flour
1½ Teaspoons Baking Powder
¼ Teaspoon Salt
colored sugars for decorating


In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
Add in egg, vanilla extract, and mix until combined.
In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Make sure to spoon the flour into your measuring cup and level it off with a knife to ensure accurate measurements.
Slowly add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and mix until completely combined.
Roll the dough between 2 sheets of parchment or wax paper and place on a baking sheet in the refrigerator. Chill for about 20-30 minutes.
Cut dough into shapes with cookie cutters and transfer to a baking sheet. Sprinkle with colored sugars.
Bake at 350 degrees for 8-12 minutes. Cool on baking sheet 5 minutes, then transfer to a baking rack to cool completely.
Store in an airtight container.
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