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Christmas Sugar Cookies with Homemade Sugar Cookie Frosting

Looking for the most perfect Christmas sugar cookies? Look no further!

You can make these adorable Christmas Tree Sugar cookies in little cut out Christmas trees, and then decorate to your hearts desire. Such a fun family project, making trees gives a fun outline for kids to follow and a little direction while still allowing for creativity.

And with the homemade buttercream frosting, you know they will also taste as delicious as they look.

Let’s get started!

Christmas sugar cookies

 Christmas Sugar Cookie Recipe

 Sugar Cookie Ingredients:

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Sugar Cookie Homemade Buttercream:
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3-4 cups icing sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • pinch salt
  • 2-3 tablespoons milk or heavy cream
  • Few drops green food color

But the very best part of making cookies is DECORATING them.

Make sure you have a variety of ways to decorate your cookies to make it really fun. I suggest some of these fun holiday sprinkles, stars, and sugars to make your trees perfect!

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Christmas Sugar Cookies Recipe

Sugar Cookies Recipe

Cream the butter and sugar together with a mixer until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.

Add in the eggs and vanilla.

In a separate bowl, stir together the flour and baking powder and then slowly add it to the sugar-butter mixture.

Once all of the flour is incorporated into the dough, form into a ball and cover with plastic wrap.

Refrigerate for 30 minutes before cutting into trees.

Bake on a lined baking sheet at 350F for 8-10 minutes until lightly golden.

Remove your cookies to a cooling rack after two minutes.

 Sugar Cookies

Homemade Buttercream Icing Recipe

Place softened butter into a bowl and beat in 2 cups of icing sugar.

Add 2 Tablespoons heavy cream and vanilla.

Add remaining icing sugar 1/2 cup at a time until you reach your desired consistency.

Spoon the frosting into a piping bag and make a small cut to form a small opening for the frosting to make thick, but controlled lines.

Add the frosting to the cookie in a zig-zag pattern and attach the decorative candies.

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Christmas Sugar Cookies

Christmas Sugar Cookies Recipe with homemade icing makes cookie decorating so traditional and fun

What You Need
  • Sugar Cookie Ingredients:
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Also need Tree Cookie Cutter
  • Buttercream:
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 3-4 cups icing sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • pinch salt
  • 2-3 tablespoons milk or heavy cream
  • Few drops green food color
  • "Tree decor" candies - candy coated chocolate chips silver nonpareils, star sprinkles, etc
Instructions
  1. Directions:
  2. Cream the butter and sugar together with a mixer until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
  3. Add in the eggs and vanilla.
  4. In a separate bowl, stir together the flour and baking powder and then slowly add it to the sugar-butter mixture.
  5. Once all of the flour is incorporated into the dough, form into a ball and cover with plastic wrap.
  6. Refrigerate for 30 minutes before cutting into trees.
  7. Bake on a lined baking sheet at 350F for 8-10 minutes until lightly golden.
  8. Remove to a cooling rack after two minutes.
  9. Place softened butter into a bowl and beat in 2 cups of icing sugar. Add 2 Tablespoons heavy cream and vanilla.
  10. Add remaining icing sugar 1/2 cup at a time until you reach your desired consistency.
  11. Spoon the frosting into a piping bag and make a small cut to form a small opening for the frosting to make thick, but controlled lines.
  12. Add the frosting to the cookie in a zig-zag pattern and attach the decorative candies
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