Iced Christmas Cookies

We are on winter break (yay!!) which means we can sleep in, play all day, and cozy up in front of the fire watching Christmas movies.  It truly is the most wonderful time of the year. 
One of my favorite things to do is bake with the kidos, and with winter break we have plenty of time.  

We love making these iced cookies, the kids can't get enough of them. I have used the same recipe for years, the cookies always turn out and the royal icing actually tastes good. 

Cookie Dough


1 1/2 cups butter (softened)
2 cups white sugar 
4 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
5 cups of flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt


In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. 
Beat in the eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour, baking powder and salt. 
Chill dough for atleast an hour or overnight.
( I like to split the dough into 4 parts and wrap them up in seram wrap. It is easier to work with small portions of dough. Plus when I don't use all of it, I can just freeze the wrapped up dough till next time)

Preheat oven to 350. 
On a floured surface, roll out the dough 1/4 inch thick. 
Cut into shapes with any cookie cutters. Place cookies 1 inch apart on greased cookie sheets. 
Bake 9-10 minutes. 

Cookie Icing


4 cups powdered sugar
8 tsp milk
8 tsp light corn syrup
2 tsp almond extract
food coloring of your choice


In your stand mixer, stir together the powdered sugar and milk until smooth. Beat in the syrup and among extract until the icing is smooth and glossy. 
If the icing is to thick, add more corn syrup and milk (a tsp at a time)

Divide the icing into small separate bowls, add the food coloring to each desired intensity. Use piping bags to decorate the cookies. 

Our cookies are far from perfect, but they are quite tasty :)

Thanks for visiting, 


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