Weather: 15 degrees, before sunrise (it’s 9:10 a.m. as I’m typing this).
What I’m listening to: Nutcracker Suite
On Saturday, my two boys and some of our friends went to cut down Alaskan Christmas trees. This isn’t your typical tree-cutting experience. This tree-cutting involves full snow gear, snow-machines, and sleds. It’s quite the winter adventure.
Yesterday, we put up our tree. And no tree-trimming is complete at our place without Christmas music playing and sugar cookies waiting for hard-working helpers.
Everyone needs a yummy and reliable sugar cookie recipe. This is mine. It’s quick, easy to work with, and if your butter is relatively cool when you make the dough, you don’t need to chill it before rolling. I had sugar cookies whipped out in less than 30 minutes. They’re tender and hold up to frosting and decorating very well. Not a single one from this batch broke. And, let’s not forget the most important thing – they taste like a Christmas Cookie should taste, buttery and soft… with that little something special.
Frost and decorate the cookies the way you desire – royal icing, butter frosting, or with sprinkles. For my moose cookies, I whipped up a fluffy milk chocolate butter frosting.