Christmas is just around the corner and it is the favorite time of year. It is also a perfect way to celebrate holidays and we all may have started jotting down different menu options. The best part of Christmas is making cookies with friends and decorating houses. Whether we are making cookies for a Santa, party, or just a cozy night in by the fireplace, there is always a reason to whip up a batch of cookies during the holidays. Want more easy cookies recipes and ideas for Christmas? Today I will share with you the best easy cookie recipes which make you Christmas special.
Here Are The Easy Cookie Recipes For Christmas
1. Christmas Light Cookies
- Half teaspoon baking powder
- pinch of salt
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 3/4 cup flour and some extra for rolling
- 1/4 cup sugar
- An egg yolk
- Half teaspoon vanilla
- 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
For royal icing you need
- one and a half cups of powdered sugar
- 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 large Egg white
And For the decoration of Christmas light cookies, you need a small tube of black icing for writing and a handful of mini M&Ms.
For making these easy cookie recipes take a large bowl and whisk flour, baking soda, salt together.
Then take another medium bowl and beat to butter and sugar with an electric mixer until it gets light and fluffy. Then add egg yolk, vanilla almond extract and mix them well.
Once the mix well then sprinkles over half the flour mixture and gently beat until it combined well. Then sprinkle over the rest and beat the mixture until no streaks of flour remain, but don’t over mix them well.
Dust the flour on the clean countertop and dump the dough out onto it. Then gather the dough into balls and press into a 1/2 thick round sick. Then roll out the dough big enough to cut about eight shapes. Place all the shapes on a baking sheet lined with a silicone mat or parchment paper. Then the remaining dough scraps and re-roll them to cut out 4 more shapes and place them on the cookie sheet.
Then place the cookie sheet in the freezer for a few minutes and preheat your oven to 350.
Once you oven get hot then bake these cookies for 10-12 minutes, until their edges turn brown. Let them sit on the sheet for a minute then move them onto a wire rack to cool completely.
When the cookies are completely cooled make royal icing. Take a small bowl and add powdered sugar and lemon juice in ti them mix gently, then add egg whites it and mix it gently.
Whisk together the icing, start slowly and make sugar will melt and it will become a liquid and just keep whisk slowly. It the icing comes together then use spoon and spatula to spread icing equally all over the cookies and their edges.
Let the icing harden completely ten pipe two thin black lines onto the cookies, then press mini M&Ms sideways, now your Christmas light cookies are ready.
2. Santa Hat Cookies
- 1 package Pillsbury
- 48 miniature marshmallows
- 1 jar marshmallow creme
- 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 cup butter, softened
- Half teaspoon red gel food color
For making easy Christmas cookies, preheat oven to 350°F and cut each cookie half. Then roll each half cookie into a ball and place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake it 10-12 minutes or until edges of cookies are set and become golden brown. Before removing cookies to cooling rack cool it for 5 minutes on cookie sheets.
For making frosting, take a large bowl. Then beat marshmallow creme and softened butter then blend it with the help of electric mixer on medium speed and make a smooth mixture. Then add sugar powder until it gets fluffs than add food color and mix them well.
Take a food-storage plastic bag and place frosting in resealable then cut off 1 tiny corner of bag. Then apply pipe frosting, piling up on the top of each cookie in a hat shape.
Top each hat with the miniature marshmallows and gently press sprinkles around the bottom edge of the hat. So, they stick to frosting and your Christmas cookies are ready to eat.
3. Christmas Sugar Easy Cookie Recipes
- A cup of unsalted butter
- 2 large eggs
- teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 3-4 cups all-purpose flour
- half teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon of almond extract
- A cup of granulated sugar
- Best sugar cookie Icing
- Pearl sugar balls
For making this easy Christmas cookie, blend butter and sugar with an electric mixer until it gets light and fluffy.
Then add eggs almond and vanilla and beat until it combined well. Then add salt and 3 cups of flour and make a smooth dough. If the dough is sticky then add more flour until it comes together. Then divide the dough in half and wrap booth half dough in plastic wrap. And refrigerate the dough for about one hour or until firm enough to roll. Also preheat the oven to 375 F and line two baking sheets with the splat mat of parchment papers.
Remove half chilled dough from the refrigerator and lightly floured surface. Then roll out the 1/4 inch thick dough and make sure the dough is not sticking to the counter. Cut out your desired shapes with the lightly floured cookie cutter then transfer the cookies to a baking sheet.
Then place the unbaked cookie sheets into the refrigerator, let them cool for about 15 minutes. Chilling the dough helps to prevent the cookies from spreading and losing their shape while baking. If you are not going to foster the baked cookies then you can sprinkle the unbaked cookies with sparkling sugar.
Bake the cookies for about 9-11 minutes according to their size or until the edges turn brown. Remove the cookies and let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes. Then transfer the cookies onto a wire rack and let them cool. Then decorate the cookies with the best sugar icing if you desired.
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