Christmas Sugar Cookies
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 6 dozen
An easy recipe for sugar cookies with a bit of crunch from ground nuts or almonds added to the dough. Easy to mix, roll out, and bake.
  • 1 pound real butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda dissolved in
  • 3 Tablespoons milk
  • 1-2 Tablespoons ground almonds or nuts (optional)
  • candied cherries, cut in half (optional)
  1. Put all ingredients in a bowl
  2. [I mixed the dry ingredients separately from the wet ingredients, then combined them all]
  3. Mix with hands until a smooth dough is formed [your kids will think this is fun!]
  4. Form into a ball and dust with flour
  5. Chill thoroughly
  6. Divide into portions small enough to make rolling out easy
  7. Add ground almonds to some of the dough if you wish
  8. Dust rolling pin and counter with flour; if needed, you can add more flour to the dough
  9. Roll as thin as possible
  10. Dust with granulated sugar and nutmeg (optional)
  11. Place half a candied cherry on top of each cookie (optional)
  12. Cut into shapes
  13. Put onto cookie tray and bake at 350 for approximately 12 minutes or until done
  14. NOTE: the directions also say that you can decorate with chocolate bits, melted and forced through a paper cornucopia. I did not do this but would love to hear from someone who did!
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