Classic Christmas cookie with Royal Icing . I have been looking for a Christmas cookie recipe that was as delicious as it was decorative, this recipe fits the bill. I have to say, these Christmas butter Cookies are delicious and they are actually really simple. I would even go as far as to say they are easier to create than traditional sugar cookies. I love the icing it’s so simple and fast to use. I have frozen these cookies and they come out nice just ensure there is nothing laying on top of them else you may reck the icing I also use parchment or wax paper when I freeze them.
Classic Christmas Cookie “Butter & Royal Icing”Course: Cute DIYs
This is better than any sugar cookie I have tried simply buttery delicious. Plan ahead and make sure you chill your dough for 2 hrs
1 cup butter softened
1 cup sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp almond extract
3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups sifted confectioners sugar (sugar must be sifted)
1 TBSP milk (Add more if needed)
1 TBSP light corn syrup
1/4 tsp almond extract (you can use vanilla in place if you like)
Food colouring (use your choice of colours)
- For the cookies in a large bowl with an electric mixer. Mix butter with sugar, eggs, vanilla and almond extract. Beat until light and fluffy.
- In another bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Next, gradually add this to your butter mixture until well blended.
- Cover bowl with plastic wrap and chill for 2 hours.
- Set oven to 400 F
- Line cookie sheets with parchment paper
- Lightly flour surface and roll out the dough into 1/4 inch thickness
- Bake 4-6 minutes
- Remove cookies to wire racks to cool completely before icing
- For Frosting
- Remove Cookies to wire racks to cool completely before icing
- In a small bowl mix the confections sugar with milk (start with 1-2 Tablespoons you will likely need more milk for the perfect spreading consistency)
- Beat in corn syrup and almond extract until the icing is smooth and glossy
- Divide into as many bowls that you wish to add colours to.
- Add in the food colouring until desired intensity is achieved.
- Paint the icing over the cookies using a brush or dip edges of cookies into icing
- Allow the cookies to set on some wax paper