Holiday Sugar Cookies From Raising Chefs

Latrice Fowler writes the blog Raising Chefs about cooking with her three children: LJ, Raven, and Tyanna. Today, they share their recipe for holiday sugar cookies...aren't they just adorable? I want to decorate cookies!



Simple Sugar Cookies from Raising Chefs

3 1/2 cups flour

2/3 cup sugar

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 large egg

1 cup butter, softened

1 tablespoon light corn syrup

Frosting, mini-candies, sprinkles (optional)    


  1. Whisk together the flour and salt in a small bowl. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, use a wooden spoon to press the butter into the sugar until the mixture is soft and smooth.  Stir in the egg, corn syrup, and vanilla extract. Then stir in the flour mixture from Step 1, one third at a time.
  3. Divide the dough into two portions. Pat each portions into a disk, wrap it in plastic, and chill until firm enough to roll (1 to 2 hours).
  4. Heat the oven to 375. Working with one dish at a time, place the chilled dough between 2 sheets of waxed paper and roll it to about 1/4-inch thickness. Use cookie cutters to cut out shapes from the dough. Reroll the dough scraps and cut out more shapes.
  5. Place the shapes on an ungreased baking sheet, leaving an inch between them. If you're not planning to frost the cookies, sprinkle the tops with sugar.
  6. Bake the cookies until light brown around the edges, 8 to 10 minutes. Then leave then on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool. Decorate the cooled cookies with frosting, mini-candies and or sprinkles if you like.

Which kinds of holiday cookies are you making this year?

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