- 1 cup butter, on room temperature
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 and 3 quarter cups flour
- + more for flouring your work area
Kitchen equipment needed
- Rolling pin
- Star and heart shaped cookie cutters
- Pre-lined baking tray
- Stand mixer or a large bowl and whisk if you don’t have a stand mixer
- Cooling rack
- Wooden skewer
- Ribbons to hang the cookies in your tree
Preparation — 10 minutes
CREAM 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of butter using your standmixer. WHILE whisking, add in one egg and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. MIX 2 teaspoons of baking powder and 3 3/4 cups flour together. ADD the mixed dry ingredients slowly to the butter cream mixture until incorporated. REMOVE from mixer and form into a large ball.
HEAT UP your oven to a temperature of 400 degrees fahrenheit or 200 degrees celsius.
LIGHTLY flour your workspace and your rolling-pin. ROLL out the cookie dough to desired thickness. Rule of thumb is that baking time increases with cookie thickness. CUTOUT hearts and stars, or any other shape you like. TRANSFER the shaped onto a pre-lined baking tray.
Baking the easy Christmas cookies — 10 minutes
BAKE the cookies for at least 7-10 minutes, depending on the thickness of your cookies. Check every now and then, the christmas cookies should be light in color with slight browning on the edges. CONTINUE baking cooking until you’ve used up all of your cookie dough.
REMOVE the tray from the oven and place the cookies on the cooling rack. Make small holes using a skewer when the cookies are still hot. You can use these holes to add strings to later on, make sure you do this when the cookies are cooling down otherwise you will break the cookies. HANG them in your christmas tree and let your family members pick one (or more!) to enjoy on your Christmas evening.