Well, it’s almost Christmas and it really seems like it around here. We had our marathon decorating day last weekend, and I am thrilled with the results. Jordan did an amazing job choosing which decorations made an appearance and which ones stayed in the bins this year. Also, one of my college boys came home yesterday and by tonight the other one will be home too. Ahhhh, isn’t there something sweet and comforting about having everyone home safe and sound, under the same roof? Plus, there’s all the delicious smells and baked goods around. Yep, it’s almost Christmas!
So I mentioned that we have been baking a lot. Today I whipped up a batch of my amazing Snickerdoodles and then I made a second batch, but instead of rolling them in cinnamon sugar, I rolled them in red and green sugar. They turned out so pretty and festive and they are amazing. The cookie is soft in the middle, but has a bit of crunch on the outside.
Festive Sugar Cookies
1 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cup sugar
2 3/4 cups flour
2 tsp. cream of tartar
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
Preheat oven to 400*
In a large mixing bowl beat together butter, sugar and eggs until creamy and fluffy. In a separate bowl mix dry ingredients (flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt). Gradually stir dry ingredients into the butter mixture. I use the stir setting on my mixer, being careful not to overmix.
Roll cookie dough into 1 1/2 balls and then roll the dough balls around in the colored sugar. Place on a cookie sheet.
Bake for 7-9 minutes. Cool on a rack.