Traditional sugar cookies frosted with buttercream and dressed up for the holiday make these Frosted Sugar Cookies the perfect Christmas treat!
Every Christmas I make dozens of cookies. Dozens upon dozens upon dozens. I make everything from peanut butter blossoms to chocolate crinkles to thumbprints and of course, sugar cookies.
If you’ve been reading JavaCupcake for a while, you’ll know I’ve posted the recipe for these sugar cookies many times and for many different occasions or holidays. This recipe is the perfect sugar cookie recipe and it comes out beautifully every time I make it. It also comes from the cookbook my mother and I used to bake from when I was kid.
So this recipe has sentimental value. A lot of it. These sugar cookies are one of the first things I can remember baking with my Mom as a kid. She made making these every Christmas a tradition… one that I’ve carried on to my family.
And some day, I’ll pass on the cookbook to my daughter so that she can teach her daughter to bake sugar cookies.
Since I wanted to make these frosted sugar cookies special for Christmas, I used a basic round cookie cutter to shape the dough. When we’re making these cookies for Santa, was use different shapes of cookie cutters… like trees, snowflakes, stars, etc… but I wanted these to be the same in size and shape to show you how easy they’d be to make for your holiday party.
Aren’t they just beautiful in red and green? Simple, yet perfect for a Christmas party or cookie exchange. Honestly, I think they look a lot like I bought them in a bakery shaped this way.
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