Christmas in July Cookies - Monday

We are celebrating Christmas in July ALL THIS WEEK!

July 23, 2018

We are celebrating Christmas in July ALL THIS WEEK!

In honor of Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa's Christmas in July Gift Card Sale, I wanted to celebrate with some Christmas Cookies for today!

Ingredients:

  • 1 c. butter, softened
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp. almond extract
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 c. all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • Coarse sugar crystals (optional)

Directions:

  1. In large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. In separate large bowl, with mixer at low speed, beat butter and sugar until blended. Increase speed to high; beat until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Reduce speed to low; beat in eggs, almond extract, and vanilla extract until mixed, then beat in flour mixture just until blended, occasionally scraping bowl with rubber spatula. Divide dough into 4 equal pieces; flatten each piece into a disk. Wrap each disk with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 375°F. Remove dough from refrigerator. On lightly floured surface, with floured rolling pin, roll dough until 1/8-inch thick. With floured 3-inch to 4-inch cookie cutters, cut dough into as many cookies as possible; reserve trimmings. Place cookies, 1 inch apart, on two ungreased large cookie sheets. and sprinkle sanding sugar on top (if desired).
  3. Bake until edges are golden, 10 to 12 minutes, rotating cookie sheets between upper and lower oven racks halfway through. Transfer cookies to wire rack to cool. Repeat with remaining dough.
  4. Let cookies cool. Store in tightly covered container (with waxed paper between layers if decorated) at room temperature up to 2 weeks, or in freezer up to 3 months.

(Recipe via: GoodHouseKeeping)

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