This time of year, it seems no one can resist that classic holiday staple: the sugar cookie. The best thing about sugar cookies, besides the great taste? Each cookie is a sweet palette waiting to be decorated!
Decorating cookies is also a great way to include kids in the kitchen. Use your favorite holiday cookie cutters to cut the dough into merry shapes like snowmen, stars, and Christmas trees. Don’t forget to flex your culinary creativity by topping your cookies with William Bounds’ gourmet sugars in fun colors! There’s white sugar for snowmen, yellow and blue sugars for stars—even green sugar for Christmas trees. Your holiday sugar cookies are limited only by your imagination.
While William Bounds’ gourmet sugars will help make your cookies fun and festive, our Sili Gourmet Measuring Cups and Measuring Spoons will help make your holiday cooking easy. The flexible cups and spoons are color coded to easily identify the measurements you need. They’re also non-stick and non-staining. Quality materials like dishwasher-safe, heat-resistant silicone and stainless steel handles come together in these durable baking accessories you’ll love for many holiday seasons to come. Give them a try this year with this easy and delicious recipe for rolled sugar cookies.
ROLLED SUGAR COOKIES
1 1/2 cups butter, softened
2 cups white sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
5 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
In a mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla extract. Stir in flour, baking powder, and salt. Cover bowl and chill for at least one hour to firm dough.
When ready to bake, preheat oven to 400°F. Sprinkle flour on a flat surface and roll out dough to a thickness of 1/4 to 1/2 inch.
Here’s where your creativity comes in! Use cookie cutters and William Bounds’ sugars to give these sugar cookies your own special touch. When finished decorating, place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 6–8 minutes. Cool completely before serving.