Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Sugar Cookies

Happy Holidays to all of you!.
The most awaited Thanksgiving and Black Friday is finally over and I am back to the blogging activities.. We had a wonderful thanksgiving meal at Anjan's colleagues house and a busy Black Friday shopping, starting from 5:30am on Friday morning..hehe I had baked some sugar cookies at home on Thanksgiving day with the help of my 2 year old son who loves to use cookie cutter, rolling pin and taste testing the cookie dough.. :D
Here is some sugar cookies from me to all of you to enjoy this holiday.


For Cookies:

  1. All purpose flour - 3 cups
  2. Baking powder - 3/4 tsp
  3. Salt - 1/4 tsp
  4. Butter - 1 cup
  5. Sugar - 1 cup
  6. Egg - 1
  7. Peppermint extract /any other flavor - 1/2 tsp (optional)
  8. Powdered sugar for rolling the dough
For cookie decoration:
  1. Icing sugar - 1 cup
  2. Colored Sugar sprinkles to sprinkle


  • All ingredients must be in room temperature


  1. Sift flour , baking powder and salt and keep it ready
  2. Beat butter and sugar in medium speed using a mixer for about 2-3 minutes until fluffy
  3. Add egg to the above and mix again in medium speed until well blended
  4. Add flavoring to the above and mix well
  5. Add flour mixture slowly in a steady stream while running the mixer in slow speed. (I have used paper cones to add flour to the mixer)
  6. Run the mixer in slow speed till the dough starts to pull from the sides of the bowl
  7. Divide the dough into 2 equal parts
  8. Move each part of dough  to a wax paper, cover it well by folding the wax paper and keep it in fridge for chilling for minimum 2 hours
  9. After 2 hrs, preheat the oven to 350 F heat
  10. Take out one part of dough and roll it by dusting enough powdered sugar on rolling mat and pin. If the dough is sticking to the mat or pin, add more powdered sugar. If it is still sticking chill it in fridge till it is slightly hardened
  11. Cut the cookies using a cookie cutter and move it carefully to the baking tray with parchment paper and chill the tray in fridge
  12. Take out the second part of dough and do the same and chill for 5 minutes
  13. Move both baking trays to the oven and bake them for 8-10 minutes until it starts to slightly brown at the edges of cookies
  14. Take out the baking trays and keep it for cooling
  15. After 5 minutes, slowly take each cookie and place it on a cooling rack
For cookie decoration:
  1. Mix powdered sugar and a tbs of water in a bowl using a spoon.
  2. If the mixture is too thick, add a tsp more of water. The sugar paste must be spreadable in consistency
  3. Spread the sugar mixture on each cookie and sprinkle some colored sugar on top

I am linking this post to FeistaFriday cohosted by Johanne@French Gardener Dishes and Liz@spades, spatulas & spoons


  1. I always had a pre-holiday cookie party when my son was little. We laid out all sorts of cookie cutters and decorations and let the kids go wild. It was a very fun event (although my kitchen was a sticky mess afterwards). My son's favorite cutters were the dinosaur ones. This is such a special tradition. Thanks for sharing on FF.

    1. Yes it was real fun to make the cookies with a 2 year old.. Thanks for your comment!

  2. Thanks for getting us all in a festive mood at FF Divya! Dinosaurs were big in our household of 3 boys including a whole room of painted murals. Cherish these years!