Continuing with the holiday season indulgence, I am now gearing up for all kind of Christmas cakes and cookies! Last weekend, I baked these Button, Star & Leaf Cut Out Sugar Cookies, along with my little helper. You have to pardon the terrible piping skills on the cookie, but I am assuring you on the taste.
What ingredient goes in this Sugar Cookies?
These sugar cookies are really very simple, prepared with very basic ingredients:
- All purpose flour
- softened butter
- white granulated sugar
- orange zest
- baking powder
KEY points to hold the shape of the cookies:
- Use good quality butter kept at room temperature, not melted or cold.
- The butter should mix with the flour completely. If there were chunks of butter then it would melt when bakes and there by loose the shape.
- Chill the dough before rolling and cutting, and also leave the cut out cookie for about 15 minutes in the refrigerator before baking.
Cookie Cut Outs I used:
After a fun Thanksgiving break, we are back to our routine and today the house feels very quiet. It was not easy this morning, starting with getting out of the bed to getting out of the house. While I am the lucky one to stay at home, there is still a boatload of laundry to finish, meal to cook and work deliveries to meet. Good thing I have these cookies to brighten my mood.
I baked these sugar cookies over the weekend with my little helper. If you follow my Insta-story, you must have seen some glimpse! He had so much fun cutting these sugar cookies and I was impressed at how careful he was. Cut out sugar cookies are the best kind of baking with little toddlers. My pipping skills are not great, and so it went a little messy with the button cookies. As for the leaf, I made a quick frosting with orange color and gave Avyan my food styling brush. He absolutely loved it and now he wants to do it again.
The cookie dough comes together effortlessly and so was the rolling and cutting. I did keep the cut out cookies in the refrigerator before baking just so the shape retains. The key point while making these cookies is to keep the dough cold. It bakes to perfect soft and crumbly texture.
Here are more holiday cookies to try: