Christmas Cookies
 
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Recipe type: Baking/Dessert
Ingredients
  • 3 c unbleached flour*
  • 2 ts baking powder
  • 1/4 ts fine salt
  • 1 ts cinnamon
  • 1/2 ts freshly ground nutmeg
  • 2 sticks softened unsalted butter
  • 1/2 c sugar
  • 1/2 c brown sugar
  • 2 ts vanilla
  • 2 room temperature eggs
Icing
  • 1 c powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tb milk
  • Splash of vanilla
  • Food color
Instructions
  1. In your first bowl, sift together all your dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, salt, spices.
  2. In your second bowl, cream together your butter and sugars for at least 5 minutes (please use soft, room temperature butter).
  3. Tip in your vanilla and one egg at a time. Mix well.
  4. In three separate additions, combine your wet and dry together, being mindful not to over beat.
  5. Roughly form your dough into a flat circular shape, wrap with plastic and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  6. Roll out your dough to about 1/4" thickness (lightly flour your hands, roller, and cookie cutters). I like to roll and cut directly on my plastic wrap.
  7. Dip your cutters in a bit of flour between each cut and lay them on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  8. Bake at 350 for about 8-10 minutes. Cool immediately on cookie racks.
  9. To make the icing, whisk together your powdered sugar, milk and color. (Tailor to how thick or loose you like your icing).
Notes
*Considering all the sugar involved, I opted to use spelt flour for these
Recipe by The Squishy Monster at http://www.thesquishymonster.com/2012/12/christmas-cookies.html