Dec 20, 2015

Glazed Sugar Cookies Recipe - Decorated Christmas Cut Out Cookies Recipe


Many of you have been asking me to share sugar cookies, christmas cutout cookies recipe. Finally i made both the eggless and with egg version for this christmas. Both of them turned out so good. 

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These cookies make a great holiday treat as well as a great christmas present. You can put them in small plastic cover, tie them with a ribbon and you are good to go..




As soon as i saw this video on youtube, i know i have to give it a try. It is such a cute cookie to try but taste so delicious and pretty easy to make as well. The decorations on these cookies totally depends on your imagination and creativity. it is a great cookie to try with your lil one, because they will love it for sure..


Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..


Preparation Time : 10 mins
Chilling Time : 2 hours
Baking Time : 10 to 15 mins
Makes : 20 to 24 cookies
Recipe Source: Laura in the kitchen

Ingredients:

Soft Unsalted Butter - 3/4 cup / 170 grams
Sugar - 1 cup / 200 grams
Vanilla Essence - 2 tsp
Eggs - 2
All Purpose Flour / Maida - 3 cups / 360 grams
Baking Powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Jam - as needed (Use any of your favourite jam)
Icing Sugar / Confectioners Sugar - 3 to 4 tblspn
Royal Icing - 1 batch (RECIPE HERE)

(My 1 cup measures 240 ml)

Method:

Take butter, sugar and vanilla in a bowl and whip till creamy. Now add in one egg at a time and whip till fluffy.

Add in flour, baking powder and salt and whip again till it is mixed into a soft dough.

Now wrap this in plastic and chill this for couple of hours.

Once the dough is chilled. Cut it in half.

Now preheat oven to 180 degree C.

Roll the dough into 1/4 inch thickness and use a cookie cutter to cut out shapes. 


Arrange it in a parchment lined baking tray.

Bake for 12 to 15 mins. If your cookies are thicker it may take upto 15 mins.

Now remove it from oven and cool it down completely.

Now decorate it as you wish and let it set for an hour or so and store this in a air tight container.

Pictorial:
Take all your ingredients


Take soft butter in a bowl


add in sugar


add in vanilla


use a beater to whip this up


now it is well creamed


add in one egg at a time


whip well


add another egg


whip till creamy


add in flour


add in baking powder and salt


mix well


make it into a soft dough
spread a sheet of plastic wrap


place the dough in


wrap it well
chill this for couple of hours
Take half of the dough


Warm it with your hands and shape it into round
Roll it out


Now take your christmas cookie cutters


dip it in flour first


cut out cookies


Cute ginger bread men


I made these cute teddy for my lil one..Gingerbread men and teddy are her favourite


You can use a straw and make a small hole on top of the cookies,
so you can hang them as christmas decorations on tree


I made many other as well


Arrange it in a foil lined baking sheet


Bake for 12 to 15 mins till the cookies get light golden around the edges


remove it and cool it completely


Now lets make the icing bag..Take a triangle shape of parchment paper


roll it like this


then keep on rolling


tape it with cellotape


icing funnel done


all done



I made a batch of my eggless royal icing..RECIPE HERE
Make icing and divide it into bowl..RECIPE HERE


Add in colour and mix well


Now place a icing bag in a small cup


fill with icing


pinch the edges


all done


Spread a newspaper down, place a cooling rack on 
top and arrange cookies over it


Now decorate them as you like


top with sprinkles



















Let them dry for a hour or so and enjoy







6 comments:

  1. Lovely. But I can't try as we don't use eggs at home

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  2. i am not having icing sugar can i use normal sugar powder instead of icing

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  3. Can you please let me know a substitute for egg...

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  4. @Archana Ramno sub in this..check my eggless sugar cookies for eggless http://www.yummytummyaarthi.com/2015/12/eggless-cutout-sugar-cookies-eggless.html

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