Today is day one of our 12 Days of Christmas Cookies. We are starting with my all time favorite cookie, the cutout cookie. I remember making these cookies every year growing up with my mom. I even remember standing on a chair when I was really young adding sprinkles to these cookies. This is where my love of sprinkles and passion for baking started. I love the flavor and texture of these cookies. They are a soft cookie, which I love. I never get tired of baking these cookies. I hope you have as much fun as I do baking these cookies.
Happy Baking 🎄
- 3 ⅓ cups all purpose flour
- 1 tsp salt
- ½ tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp nutmeg
- 1 cup unsalted butter room temperature, not to soft
- 1 ⅓ cups sugar
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 1 large egg room temperature
- 2 tbsp milk
- In a large bowl whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder and nutmeg, set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, on medium speed cream the butter and sugar for 3 minutes, light in color.
- Add the egg, milk and vanilla and cream for about 1 minute.
- On low speed slowly add the dry ingredients to the mixing bowl and mix until combined.
- Divide the dough into two discs and wrap each one with parchment paper or plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for at least one hour.
- Preheat the oven to 350
- Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
- If adding sprinkles to your cookies, mix 1 egg and 1 tbsp of milk together.
- Mix ¼ cup powdered sugar and ¼ cup of flour, sprinkle on mat, rolling pin and dip cookie cutters into the mixture.
- Unwrap one disc of dough and slowly roll out. Start in the center and work your way out. DO NOT ROLL back and forth, by starting in the center and working your way up and down and side to side, it will help keep your dough even. Use more flour mixture if needed.
- Place cookies on a cookie sheet.
- Using a pastry brush, egg wash each cookie and add sprinkles to the cookies.
- Put the tray of cookies in the freezer for 10-15 minutes.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until cookies are done. You want the edges to get slightly brown.
Cookies will stay fresh in an airtight container for one week or in the freezer for 2 months.