Baked Goods & Sweet Treats Recipes

Recipes || Sugar Cookies

Christmas means mince pies to some (yuck! not to this someone, but Sam loves them). To me, Christmas means sugar cookies. When we were little, my brother and I would spend one weekend right before Christmas with my mom making approximately 1 billion sugar cookies and then we’d give them out to people as a gift from us.

Sugar Cookies
Yields 24
Print
5070 calories
742 g
870 g
202 g
78 g
122 g
1332 g
1498 g
308 g
7 g
64 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
1332g
Yields
24
Amount Per Serving
Calories 5070
Calories from Fat 1773
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 202g
310%
Saturated Fat 122g
611%
Trans Fat 7g
Polyunsaturated Fat 11g
Monounsaturated Fat 53g
Cholesterol 870mg
290%
Sodium 1498mg
62%
Total Carbohydrates 742g
247%
Dietary Fiber 15g
62%
Sugars 308g
Protein 78g
Vitamin A
126%
Vitamin C
3%
Calcium
81%
Iron
52%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 1/2 cups of sugar
  2. 1 cup of butter
  3. 2 eggs
  4. 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  5. 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  6. 1/2 cup of buttermilk
  7. 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  8. 1/2 teaspoon of almond extract
  9. 4 1/2 cups of all purpose flour (up to 5 1/2 cups if your dough is sticky)
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400F (200 C). Grease two baking sheets.
  2. Cream together your butter and sugar until its soft and fluffy. Add in your eggs and mix. Then mix in the salt and baking powder. Next, add half the butter milk, vanilla and almond extract. Stir well. Then add in about 2 cups of flour. Stir until combined. Then repeat with the remaining buttermilk and sugar. (Add a little bit more flour if your dough is too sticky.)
  3. Refrigerate your dough for about an hour. Then turn it out on the counter. Sprinkle the counter with powdered sugar, not flour. Roll out your dough and cut it into your desired shapes.
  4. Bake for about 10 minutes. Watch your cookies carefully as you don't want them to go too golden.
  5. Set them aside to cool and frost as desired.
Notes
  1. I actually like my cookies really soft, without much of a snap. You might want to keep them in for about 12 minutes for a bit more of a crunch.
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calories
5070
fat
202g
protein
78g
carbs
742g
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I know that these cookies aren’t decorated in the most “festive” of manners, but our local shop was all out of appropriate dyes that I could use for trees or stars. But that’s okay. Hearts it is! I also leave a fair few un-iced because they are tasty plain as well! 

Do you have anything that you bake with your family as per tradition? 

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  • I like your Amanda twist on these festive cookies!

    • Hearts can be kind of festive, if the logic is Christmas is really about love, and the symbol of love is the heart. (That’s the mental jumps I had to do to get there 😉 ) x

  • they look fun to make:) happy holidays!

  • I do like the look of these

  • Just today I was in the kitchen like, “sugar cookies or gingerbread…. hmmmmm” and finally went with gingerbread – both of which are not common cookies for Christmas in my family. (we always do peanut butter blossoms and Russian tea cakes!)

    • Gingerbread is always a good option too! Occasionally at home we’d opt for standard chocolate chip cookies in fun shapes x

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