Today is the 5th annual Christmas cookie exchange at work (the 3rd year that I’ve participated). I’ll take any chance I can get to bake 5 dozen cookies! The awesome thing is that for every cookie that gets exchanged Glad will donate $1 to pediatric cancer research as part of Cookies for Kids Cancer. I decided to do my most favorite sugar cookie recipe (these happen to be the same ones pictured along with my caramel corn in this post) and add a little festive flare to them by dipping them in chocolate and sprinkling on some crushed peppermint candy canes. Sounds a little lofty for a Thursday night. But somehow I got them baked and decorated without any hiccups (I made sure we had PLENTY of butter on hand).
I got this recipe along with this awesome box of cookie cutters at a white elephant gift exchange a few years ago. I hit the jackpot that’s for sure. I mean who wouldn’t want a 100 piece cookie cutter set, the classic series no less.
Since this little piece of paper is the only copy I have of the recipe I guard it with my life. I’m happy it will finally be documented somewhere else so I can stop being so paranoid with it. It only takes 6 simple ingredients and is so easy to make! The recipe calls to make the dough and then let chill in the fridge, but I don’t think I have ever had time to do that and they still always turn out great. Enjoy.
- 1 cup butter
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 1/2 cup flour
- 1/2 t salt
- 1 1/2 t baking powder
- Mix butter, sugar and egg together.
- In a separate bowl mix flour, salt and baking powder.
- Combine and form into a pancake.
- Wrap in plastic and chill
- Roll out and cut out dough.
- Bake at 350° F for 6-8 minutes.
Extras: To flare them up a little, melt a 12 oz bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips in a sauce pan (I usually use a make-shift double broiler with a bowl and a saucepan so I don’t burn the chocolate). Crush up a bowl of candy canes (I think the mini ones work best for crushing). Once cookies have cooled completely, dip them in the melted chocolate and then sprinkle with candy canes!