Friday, December 24, 2010

Sugar Cookies/Christmas Wishes

I baked these sugar cookies at the very last minutes for my nephew Eu-Xin in Malaysia. My friend is going back end of this month and she is taking these back for me. Thank you so much Choy and I am sure my nephew will be very grateful. I am not good at frosting it and in fact this is the first time I am doing sugar cookies. I hope I will do a better job the next time when I have more time to decorate it.


1 stick/113 gram butter
¾ cup sugar
2 cups flour
½ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
1 egg
½ tsp vanilla
2 tbsp milk

1. Prepare and line baking sheet pan with parchment paper. Sift flour, baking powder and salt and set it aside.
2. Cream soft butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add in the egg, milk and vanilla. Mix well. Slow down the mixer and slowly add in the flour in two batches. Mix until just combined.
3. Transfer the dough to a work surface. Shape into two discs, wrap the dough with plastic wrap and let it rest in the fridge for an hour.
4. Pre-heat oven to 350 degree F. On a lightly floured work surface, roll out the dough to 1/8” thickness. Cut into desired shape and transfer to baking sheets pan, leaving an inch in between.
5. Bake until lightly golden, about 12-15 minutes. Transfer to wire racks to cool.
6. Decorate with Royal Icing if desired.

I am submitting this to Aspiring Bakers #2: Christmas! (Dec 2010) hosted by Passionate About Baking

To my family, friends and blog readers
May the spirit of Christmas bring you peace,
The gladness of Christmas give you hope
And the warmth of Christmas grants you love and joy.

Have a Blessed Christmas and A Happy New Year Everyone!!


WendyinKK said...

They look very good!
I'm sure your nephew will be super delighted to recieve these.
I've not seen any kid who doesn't like cookies like these.

Anonymous said...

Pretty looking cookies. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to you and your family, Gert!

My Little Space said...

Homemade cookies for the love ones! Sounds great and do look very very pretty too. Wishing you and you family a very Merry Christmas too. Hope you're all having a marvellous evening and enjoy the night. May god bless you all.
Best wishes, Kristy ((hugs))
p/s the tree is huge!

Kitchen Corner said...

Very lovely, colorful and cute cookies! Merry Christmas!

Jeannie said...

Indeed the cookies are very nicely decorated, bet your nephew would love them too...Merry Christmas to you and family!

Noob Cook said...

colourful and festive looking! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! ♥

The Sweetylicious said...

it looks so beautiful! im sure your nephew LOVE it! (:
wish you and your family a merry christmas and happy new year! (:

Shirley @ Kokken69 said...

Gert, these cookies look so festive and cheery! It was a pity we missed each other in Manhattan but I am sure there will be opportunity to do so again. Here's wishing you and your family a merry christmas!

Swee San said...

lucky nephew! Gert, Merry Christmas to you and your family :)

Bakericious said...

Gert, the cookies are so beautiful. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family!

My Asian Kitchen said...

wowo!! so colorful and pretty!! I'm sure your nephew would love it!! I'm so malas when doing the sugar cookies I just sprinkle with color sprinkle.oh!! Wish you,Diana and Carlos a Merry Xmas and Happy New Year!!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Your sugar cookies look colorful and good to me. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you!

Angie's Recipes said...

Beautiful holiday cookies.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours!

Angie Tee said...

Gert, those frosting on the cookies looks very pretty to me. It’s the thought and "homemade" that counts :D Anyway, Merry Christmas and Have a great New Year!

Elin said...

Beautiful colorful cookies and I am sure your nephew will love them. Merry Xmas & a HAPPY NEW YEAR

ICook4Fun said...

Thank you ladies for all your lovely comments and I hope you had a wonderful Christmas with your love ones too.