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Tis’ the Season – The Perfect Holiday Cookies from Diane

Hi, I’m Diane and I love to cook and bake and share my recipes. I blog my kitchen adventures at createdby-diane.com. I make everything from simple dinners to decorated cookies.

Today I’m sharing with you my favorite cookie recipe, since I’m in FULL COOKIE BAKING mode now that December has arrived.

It looks like a sugar cookie, but i’ts not nearly as sugary.

It’s an Italian Cookie recipe I have been using for many years.

I just love decorating cookies this time of year. If you like the look of decorated cookies now is the time to try them. If you aren’t as handy with a piping bag here is a post you may find helpful to give you a similar look. How to ice cookies without a piping bag.

Snowflakes are certainly one of my favorites.

Especially when they look like snowmen.

I make Santa Cookies, Peppermint Candy Canes and many more.

Ingredients
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup butter (melted and cooled)
  • 3 cups flour
  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Whisk eggs and butter together. In large mixer bowl add flour, sugar, and baking powder, stir well to combine all dry ingredients together. Add the egg mixture to flour mixture along with vanilla. Blend until incorporated.
  2. Roll out dough on well floured surface.
  3. Cut into desired shape.
  4. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes.
  5. You can roll this dough thick or thin. Adjust baking time accordingly.
  6. You can add a teaspoon of peppermint extract for a fun and delicious Christmas Cookie flavor that is sure to be a crowd pleaser.
Notes

ICING

4 cups powdered sugar

4 tablespoons water

1 tablespoon corn syrup

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Whisk ingredients together until smooth. Pipe onto cookies with a piping bag fitted with a #2 or 3 tip.

You can thin the icing with a bit of water to flood the cookie in.

The consistency of the icing is key. Practice on a piece of wax paper. Make sure when you pipe it hold a shape, If the icing spreads out too quickly, add a bit of powdered sugar until it’s the consistency you can work with.

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