Easy Peasy Christmas Cookies

Easy Peasy Christmas Cookies

Sprinkle them, spread icing on them or enjoy as is. This is an easy, traditional cookie recipe.

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Easy Peasy Christmas Cookies
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Ingredients
  • 1 pound chilled unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 1½ tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 4 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 4 teaspoons ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon ground cardamom
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 4½ cups all purpose flour
Instructions
  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, add butter, granulated and brown sugar and combine until creamy. Add egg yolk and vanilla. Mix until blended.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine dry ingredients. Add to mixer a ⅓ at a time. Divide dough into quarters, flatten into disks and wrap in plastic wrap. Chill until firm, about 1 hour.
  3. Let dough sit at room temperature 5-10 minutes before proceeding.
  4. Roll dough out on a floured surface to about ¼ inch thick. Cut into shapes with cookie cutter. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 10-12 minutes, or until edges are golden brown. Let cool 5 minutes on baking sheet, then transfer to a wire rack and let cool

 

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