Christmas just doesn’t seem complete without some whimsical kid decorated sugar cookies. I found a recipe from a blogger that I follow, Kate at Savour-fare. The dough was easy to work with and baked into light, soft, buttery cookies. They have a hint of lemon and tasted amazing!
This season we had a “sweet” play date with some close friends. Us moms could barely keep up with the little ones… a frosting frenzy while the kids piled on the sprinkles… and I’m talking HEAPS of sprinkles!
To get a crisper cookie, roll them thinner. Make sure the dough is nicely chilled and it will be very easy to work with.
Adapted from Savour-Fare. To make icing: In bowl, add a few cups of powdered sugar, slowly stir in a few tablespoons of milk and mix until you get the right consistency.When the icing is still wet, spread onto each cookie and then decorate with sprinkles.
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 2 cup sugar
- ¾ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- zest of 1 lemon
- 3 eggs
- 3⅔ cup flour
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- In an electric mixer, beat the butter, sugar, soda, salt, and flavorings until fluffy.
- Add eggs.
- In a separate bowl, mix the flour and baking soda.
- Slowly add the flour mixture to the mix until combined.
- Chill the dough before rolling out. If you can leave it overnight it works best!
- Roll out on a floured surface, cut out various shapes.
- Bake at 450 degrees 6-8 minutes. Cool on racks, ice and decorate.
What a great idea for a play date!! I bet those kids had a GREAT time!