It's that time of year again and one of my favourite holiday traditions is baking and decorating sugar cookies for my friends and family.
I have a holiday bake-off/fundraiser at work on Monday and I know that these cookies are perfect for the occasion! Although this recipe is fairly easy to follow, I always plan ahead and give myself enough time when making these cookies because the entire process spans over the course of a couple of days. Why? Let me explain:
- the cookies need a day to completely cool before icing
- the icing also needs a day to completely harden to prevent the icing from getting smudged.
But, if you don't care for the icing or have no need to decorate, you can devour these cookies as it. They taste great plain or decorated!Print
Decorating with Royal Icing
Now that we have made the sugar cookies and allowed them to cool, the real fun begins -- decorating! See Royal Icing for Sugar Cookies for my royal icing recipe and decorating tips.