In a sudden bought of Holiday Spirit, my cousins and I got together to make Christmas cookies!
I don’t normally do cut-outs, they take too much time and effort. Plus it is amazingly hard to find a delicious sugar cookie recipe. But for the sake of my 6 year old cousin, I scoured the internet for a couple of cut-out recipes.
I found and prepared this gingerbread recipe and this sugar cookie recipe. For the gingerbread, I followed it to a T. The only hitch being not being able to find pre-ground cloves. So I had to grind my own in a bullet.
The sugar cookie recipe I modified according to the comments. Using only 3 cups of flour and a teaspoon of vanilla.
I chilled the sugar cookie dough and let the sugar cookie dough sit out. Until it was time to roll and cut.
Rolling out the dough was such a pain. I don’t know why the gingerbread said to leave the dough at room temperature. It was much too soft and sticky. I think chilling it would have been much better.
The sugar cookie dough was chilled and very easy to deal with, until it got warmed up by hands and oven heat.
It was sort of fun at first. Though dealing with a rambunctious 6 year old does wear the nerves.
I must say that frosting the cookies was the best part. I found and prepared this frosting with a few modifications. I used cream cheese, instead of butter, and didn’t have any vanilla so just left it out completely. The milk I added till the consistency I wanted, I didn’t even bother with measurements.
The frosting ended up a thick liquid that I partitioned into 7 parts and let my baby cousin add color to. So with yellow, purple, pink, green, blue, aqua, and orange we spread the icing on the cookies and let the sprinkles flow.
After drying for a few hours the cookies were perfectly prepared for stacking and storing. The gingerbread cookies were quite delicious! And a perfect texture. The sugar cookies were a bit bland (next time I will add some cinnamon and nutmeg to the dough.) They were nice a fluffy though. I really enjoyed the texture of these sugar cookies. Not overly crunchy, but held their shape nicely!
I won’t be making cut-outs for a long while, but it was a fun adventure and a great memory!