Together In The Kitchen: Simple Christmas Cookies

Welcome back to the second Together in the Kitchen!! Have you met our hosts?

Aimee making 7 Layer Bars {HERE}

Ashley making Oatmeal Craisin Cookies {HERE}

And today I’m going to remake a recipe I introduced here on the blog nearly two years ago {HERE}. It’s one of my favorite Christmas recipes ever…and I think it is so special to me because it is my Nannie’s favorite cookie recipe EVER. We absolutely HAD to have these at Christmas time or else Nannie got very upset. ha. And she liked hers loaded with frosting!! Anyway, as I said, I blogged about these before, but it’s a bit buried and not titled well, so I thought it would be good to start fresh. So without further adieu…

The actual name of these cookies is “Thelma Schuster’s Sugar Cookies”. Apparently Thelma is some distant cousin?!? Forgot to ask Nannie…so to be honest, the name means nothing to me. ha. So I’m going to change it to:

Simple Christmas Cookies
1 C. Unsalted butter – room temp
1 C. Sugar
Combine above together, beating well.
Simple Christmas Cookies
Then add:

1 egg
5 Tablespoons of milk
1 teas of vanilla
mix together in separate bowl.
Ok, may the kitchen chefs out there will have to forgive me…but I was too lazy to mix them separately, SO I just dumped them right in. Awesome right?!?
Then add {again, I dumped in the bowl, oops ha…
3 C. All purpose flour
1 teas baking soda
1/2 teas salt
mix together in separate bowl.
Blend all ingredients together until smooth. Here’s what it looks like:
Put ball of dough in saran wrap…
Then wrap tightly…
and place in refrigerator for several hours or overnight. Cut into shapes…I cut mine at about 1/4″ thick.
and cook at 350 for 6 mins until very lightly brown.
WATCH CAREFULLY. They burn easily.
This is the easiest part…the frosting. It’s so very good and so super easy. I know there are a bunch of other ways to get wonderful frosting done by boiling, egg whites, etc. But this is the no brainer solution. ha. My mom always did it this way and I guess I can’t change. Sorry it’s not more exciting, but it sure goes along with the whole “simple” theme. :)
Frosting

Two boxes of powdered Sugar
Milk
Food Coloring
I put powdered sugar in little bowls…
And then use a very, very little amount of milk. I used the entire 4 tablespoons for all 4 bowls.
Add your food coloring and you will have to add more powdered sugar until you get the consistency you like. Here is my end result. And I was out of red dye, sorry! ha.
Carefully spread the frosting out on the cookies. It only takes a little bit.
And then add sprinkles. We love to pipe on frosting too. :)
Usually ours are FILLED with frosting {do you follow me on Instagram? You probably saw them there, ha} but I figured I’d make these pretty for you. So nice of me, yes? My cookie cutters are a nice shape and are perfect little cookies for the holiday season. Brandon holding one for me…
After I made them, Evy woke up from her nap and was SO VERY EXCITED to see them sitting on the counter. I love this little poopsie.
These cookies are also great for other holidays throughout the year. I’ve used them for Valentine’s Day and Easter. We usually make a bunch a head of time and then have the family or good friends over to help decorate. It usually ends up being quite comical and the cookies turn out…um, interesting to say the least. Ha. You can see some of our past ones HERE.

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4 thoughts on “Together In The Kitchen: Simple Christmas Cookies

  1. 1
    marlana Arnold says:

    Thank you! I can’t wait to start this tradition with Makayla!

  2. 2

    [...] Amy made Simple Christmas Cookies HERE! [...]

  3. 3
    Kristin says:

    Your daughter is precious! I am sold on these cookies~ the frosting brings back memories of time in the kitchen with my Grandma :)

  4. 4

    These are precious! I have been looking for a no-fail sugar cookie recipe…definitely going to try yours! Thanks for linking up!

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