Whether you're making cookies & candy to give, swap or just enjoy all season long, we know you'll be making your favorites. What better time to whip up batch after batch than at Christmastime? You might want to consider doubling your recipes, especially if you want some leftover for Santa...all those treats go fast this time of year!
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This recipe for sweet Sugar Cookie Mittens is a tradition we bake up every Christmas season. So pretty sitting on our buffet, they're almost too cute to eat...add a glass of milk and you're off to cookie heaven!
Sugar Cookie Mittens
This recipe was shared with us by our friend Tina Knots of Cable, Ohio. Tina says, "Everybody needs a dependable cut-out cookie recipe for Christmas...this is mine! I collect cookie cutters, and this recipe works so well with them."
2 c. plus 6 T. butter, softened
1-1/3 c. sugar
2 eggs, beaten
2 T. plus 2 t. vanilla extract
5 c. all-purpose flour
4-1/2 c. powdered sugar
6 T. butter, melted
6 T. milk
2 T. vanilla extract
1 T. lemon juice
Optional: few drops food coloring
Blend 2 cups butter and sugar together; stir in eggs and 2 teaspoons vanilla. Add flour; mix until well blended. Shape into a ball; cover and chill for 4 hours to overnight. Roll out dough 1⁄4-inch thick on a lightly floured surface; cut out with cookie cutters as desired. Arrange cookies on lightly greased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes, until golden; cool. To make Frosting: Combine powdered sugar, milk, remaining butter (melted), remaining vanilla, lemon juice and food coloring, if using, in a medium bowl. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed until smooth. Frost cookies when cool. Makes 4 dozen.
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Looking for even MORE great ideas?
Check out this photo slideshow of some of our favorite cookies for this time of year!