Nothing screams holidays like cookies, desserts, and a cup of warm, hot cocoa. Holiday season may be coming near an end now that it’s officially 2015, but who said you can’t have some holiday cookies still? These cinnamon sugar cutout cookies are amazing any time of the year, so just stick around for this. I promise it’ll be good.
I’m reminded of a slightly tragic experience with sugar cutout cookies way back in high school when I decided to make this for Christmas and bring them to school for my friends. I just remember giving them to a couple of my guy friends and after one bite, they straight out just said, “Ew, this tastes like play-dough!!” Oops. So I guess that wasn’t such a great experience with the sugar cutout cookie recipe I used…but on the bright side, I’ve got this amazing recipe to make up for those let’s-not-remember-that-cookie-ever-happened recipe.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 8 tablespoons (1 stick) cold unsalted butter, cut into chunks
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 1/2 tablespoons milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Combine flour, baking powder, salt and ground cinnamon in mixing bowl.
Mix butter and sugar with electronic mixer in separate bowl until creamy and fluffy.
Mix egg and vanilla into butter mixture.
Combine flour mixture gradually into butter mixture.
Divide dough in half, form into disks, and cover with plastic wrap.
Refrigerate disks for at least 1 hour.
Roll out chilled dough on floured surface into 1/4 inch thickness, using a rolling pin.
Cut out shapes with cookie cutters.
Place onto baking sheet.
Bake at 350 °F for 9-12 minutes, or until edges are golden.
Allow cookies to cool for about 5-7 minutes.
Spread icing on cookies while still warm (but not hot!), and top with sprinkles.
*squeals* It’s so fluffy I’M GONNA DIEEE! Yup. Mix that butter and sugar til it’s all fluffy.
Why are cookie cutters so much fun?
Literally playing with my food.
Spread on that icing…
And sprinkle away!
Happy holidays and happy new year! ♥