Christmas Sugar Cookies

by Koko on December 26, 2011 · 2 comments

in Baking, Cookies, Recipe

How was everyone’s Christmas? Mine was spent with the family: opening presents, eating a waffle breakfast, going to see “Girl with a Dragon Tattoo” (really dark, but really good) and going out for Greek food for dinner. We usually have a big Christmas Eve dinner party, but since Q wasn’t here, we just had a nice, relaxing time with family.

On Christmas Eve, I wanted to bake something Christmas-y, not just the usual chocolate chip cookies for our Santa! My mom and I decided on these Christmas Sugar Cookies from Food52 (our favorite new cookbook from this year). The recipe calls for green and red finishing sugar (slightly more granulated than regular sugar), but we didn’t have either color on hand. We decided to make our own colored sugars with food dye and white finishing sugar. The end result? We got green sugar (white + green = green) and we got orange sugar (red + white = orange)…so we just went with the green.

These cookies were buttery, soft and the perfect texture. Usually when I eat sugar cookies, I feel like they need some sort of frosting or addition, but with these cookies, the cookie itself was perfect as is. What’s great about these cookies is that the flavor continues to develop over time, so they are even better a few days later (i.e. this morning with my coffee).

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