weeknight gourmet

Christmas Cookies: Classic Sugar Cookies

Here is a delicious sugar cookie recipe.

I don’t think the cookies needed 15 to 20 minutes.  Check on them at 12 minutes.  I decorated the cookies with red sugar and red and green M&Ms to make them festive!

Enjoy!  Merry Christmas!

Classic Sugar Cookies
Food Network Magazine

  • 2 sticks butter
  • 1/2 granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Beat butter, granulated sugar and confectioners’ sugar until fluffy. Beat in egg yolks, vanilla extract, and orange zest.  Whisk flour, baking powder and salt; stir into the butter mixture, then chill 30 minutes.

Roll tablespoonfuls into balls and flatten; sprinkle with coarse sugar and bake 15 to 20 minutes.

 

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