Christmas Sugar Cookies



Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease baking sheets. *The number of baking sheets you'll need and cookies this dough will make depends entirely on the size of your cookie cutters. I got 2 dozen large moose cookies out of this batch.

Cream butter in the bowl of a stand mixer. Add powdered sugar, followed by egg, and extracts. Stop mixer and scrape sides of bowl. Mix again until smooth.

Gradually add flour and salt. Beat until mixture comes together and forms a ball of dough.

Turn dough out onto a floured work surface and roll dough to a 1/4 inch thickness. *There is no leavening in this recipe (to maintain shape and detail from the cookie cutter), so the thickness will remain about the same after baking. Be careful not to roll too thin. Cut with cookie cutters and carefully transfer to baking sheets.

Bake for 8 minutes, or until set but not brown. Allow to cool 5 minutes before transferring to cooling rack.

Frost or decorate as desired.