Christmas Cookie time.... & a few Hanukkah cookies too.

Last night my friends and I had our annual cookie decorating party.. Such a good excuse to get together with good friends to celebrate the season.. Usually, we have one party and it is for the children and adults alike.. This year, to my surprise last night was an "adult" party.. and Tuesday will be the party with Thomas (Amy's son) and all of his friends.. YAY for double cookie decorating.. and for an excuse to catch up with friends... Enjoy...
  • 4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup butter (1 1/2 sticks)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a bowl, stir together flour and baking powder. In another bowl, beat butter with sugar until fluffy and light. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in flour mixture, a third at a time to make a stiff dough. Divide dough into 4 pieces. Roll out a portion of cookie dough to 1/4 inch thick. Cut out shapes using cookie cutters. Place on lightly greased or nonstick cookie sheets. Bake until lightly golden, about 10 minute, rotating baking sheet halfway through cooking time. Cool completely on pans about 5 minutes, transfer to cooling racks and cool completely before decorating.
Colored Icing:
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons water
3 to 4 drops food coloring, plus more as needed
Colored sprinkles, optional
In a small bowl, mix sugar and water to form a thick, smooth icing. Stir in food coloring to reach desired shade. Drop icing onto cookies using a small teaspoon and smooth with the back of the spoon. Make additional bowls for additional colors.
Additional multi-colored sprinkles can be added on top of icing before it dries for more decorative cookies, if desired.
recipe from foodnetwork 


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