Christmas Baking With The Family: Our Favourite Sugar Cookies Recipe is a paid collaboration with Funky Pigeon. I am a BIG fan of Christmas traditions and Christmas Cooking. Over the years I hope these traditions cement by boys’ memories of our times together. I for one have always loved it when we are all in the kitchen and some of our best conversations happen when we are baking up a storm.
My boys’ are now teenagers and taller than me and their Dad, so their kid’s aprons no longer fit. Funky Pigeon sent us all new personalised aprons so there will no longer be any fighting over who’s apron is who!
Doesn’t the Husbeast look good in his “Everyday Drew’s Brusslin” Apron. Yep, his place in the kitchen when we bake is by the sink. He is great at making sure that everything gets washed and doesn’t pile up.
They also sent me two personalised notebooks perfect for Christmas planning and for festive recipes, along with a personalised pink pen that I might be able to hold on to as the pen pot always seems to have pens that disappear overnight. The pads are perfect for the kitchen as they come with a wipe-clean plastic over cover.
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Our Favourite Sugar Cookies Recipe
The thing with our Sugar Cookies Recipe is you really do need to refrigerate them to stop them spreading. This works well when you have more than one child that wants to get involved as you can split the duties.
Mini took responsibility for making the cookies (Yes he is a Whisk Taker in real life) whilst Maxi and MadDad were at Football. Then we popped the dough in the fridge to cool.
It was then my job to roll them out (well I have the apron for it)!
Before decorating took place. These cookies can be decorated before you cook them and it means that you don’t have to wait until they cool, perfect for children.
I do love Maxi’s “Getting Piggy with it” Apron (Are you singing it now too?)!
I also love the fact that Funky Pigeon has everything covered including personalised Christmas plates and personalised Christmas menus and yes, you do get a pot of tea here after Christmas dinner – we truely are fueled on tea.
Simple sugar cookies that can be decorated before you bake them.
- 225 Gramm Caster Sugar
- 225 Gramm Salted Butter Room Temperature
- 375 Gramm Self Raising Flour
- 1 Medium Egg
- 1 tspn Vanilla Extract
- 1 tspn Baking Powder
- 2 bags Green coated chocolate beans
- 1 pack Gold Stars
Cream together the butter and sugar until it changes colour and is not granular
Add the rest of the wet ingredients (Egg and vanilla) and mix together with the creamed sugar and butter.
Add in the flours and baking powder and mix together on low until combined
Wrap dough in cling film and refrigerate for at least a couple of hours. It will stay in the fridge for up to two days.
Flour your surface and roll out your cookie dough. I like to roll them quite thick about half a centimetre.
Cut out your shapes and place on to a silicone sheet and on to a baking tray.
Decorate your cookies. We made Christmas Tree shapes
If you have time – re refrigerate your cookies for another hour. This will prevent them from spreading.
Cook for about 12 minutes at 180 degrees centigrade
Allow the cookies to mostly cool on the baking tray before transferring to a wire rack.
Freezing – I have frozen out un decorated sugar cookies for up to 3 months. Layer them between sheets of parchment paper in a freezer-friendly container. Thaw in the refrigerator or at room temperature. You can also freeze the cookie dough for up to 3 months before rolling it out (I wrap it in cling film and then place i the freezer. Thaw in the same way as cooked cookies.
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Other Festive Bakes perfect for making with kids
- Christmas Tree Cupcakes
- Jelly Baby Jesus Cakes
- Gingerbread Christmas Tree Cookies
- Traditional Christmas Pudding Recipe
- Snowman Soup and Free Printable Labels
- Movies, Festive Popcorn and Festive Popcorn boxes
- Gingerbread House
- Reindeer Cookies using Gingerbread Men cutters
- Three Layer Peppermint Bark