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Make the best Christmas cookies- ever!


Who doesn’t love the smell of cookies in the oven? Mmm.. soft, warm Christmas cookies! The festive season will give you more time to spend with your loved ones especially children that are home for the holidays, this is a great way to teach them a new skill and to spend some quality time with them.


This recipe is from all recipes and over 1600 people have made it, it is tried and tested and will make a great addition to your recipe collection.


The total time to be spent on the prep, cooking, and additional time is 2 hours and 25 minutes. This recipe will make 48 (4 dozen) cookies.


Christmas Cookies Ingredients

· 3 ¾ cups all-purpose flour

· 1 teaspoon baking powder

· ½ teaspoon salt

· 1 ½ cups white sugar

· 1 cup margarine, softened

· 2 eggs

· 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


Directions

  1. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together in a medium bowl; set aside.

  2. Beat sugar and margarine in a large bowl with an electric mixer until smooth. Beat the first egg into the butter mixture. Beat the second egg into the mixture along with vanilla extract; add the flour mixture and stir until the dough is just combined. Wrap dough; chill in the refrigerator for 2 hours.

  3. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C. Grease two cookie sheets

  4. Roll out dough on a clean floured surface to half a cm thickness. Cut out shapes using cookie cutters; arrange them on the prepared cookie sheets. Gather scraps and repeat this step.

  5. Bake in batches in the preheated oven until edges are golden, about 6 to 8 minutes. Cool on the baking sheet briefly before removing it to a wire rack to cool completely.

Useful hints

Another useful hint is that you can also frost the cookies with icing when they have cooled down.

One of the recipe’s tricks is to sprinkle the cookies with colored sugar before baking!


You can freeze the cookie dough if you have too much.


Unfrosted cookies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to one week.


I hope this recipe will bring you lots of you and delicious delight! This is a keeper, save this recipe for later. Happy baking!

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