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The Ultimate Sugar Cookies Recipe

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The Ultimate Sugar Cookies Recipe

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The holidays can get super hectic this time of year, and what better gift to give your loved ones than homemade Christmas cookies? Trust us, this is *The Ultimate* Sugar Cookies Recipe, with both traditional and chocolate versions and our secret recipe for a delectable icing!

As a kid, I would make sugar cookies with my mom and little brother every year while watching holiday movies. It has become our yearly holiday tradition, one that I have come to cherish and hope to one day pass onto my own kids. As you may know, cookie making is a great family activity, and is a fun way to spend some time together during the holidays.

The Ultimate Sugar Cookies Recipe

Gingersnaps are a new addition to the holiday baking routine this year. Dan, the concierge in our condo building, is a huge baker and is constantly bringing in treats to share with the building’s residents. I’m not usually a fan of gingersnaps, but Dan brought in these delicious cookies, the secret being to use candied ginger. I asked him for the recipe to share here, and he was generous enough to say yes! The result was a delicious, dreamy cookie that I will now have to give away as gifts to my family and friends. If you’re thinking of giving gingersnaps a second chance, this is the recipe to whip up.

The Ultimate Sugar Cookies Recipe       The Ultimate Sugar Cookies Recipe

The only part of the holidays that I loathe is travelling home on the train. You know what I’m talking about city slickers – especially if you’re like me and packed to the brim with gifts. We’ve found ourselves migrating towards Glad products recently because they are practically spill-proof (I’ve never spilled my lunch once walking back and forth to school!), and they are actually quite revolutionary. My favourite containers are the ones that have a built in salad dressing holder in the lid so that you don’t have to worry about carting a small separate container that almost always spills in your lunchbox – yuck!!

The Ultimate Sugar Cookies Recipe

When Glad sent us these super cute Christmasy containers we just couldn’t say no. These fun containers make the perfect vessels to transport these homemade Sugar Cookies and Gingersnaps. No fuss, no cookie breaking…and the designs are cute enough that I can even put these out on the holiday table without having to plate them.

The Ultimate Sugar Cookies Recipe      The Ultimate Sugar Cookies Recipe

The icing on top of the sugar cookies is my own secret recipe that I discovered quite accidentally – about an equal mixture of cake batter and whipping cream. I used to love the cookie making process but the icing is the part that I hated because we would always get stuck using icing sugar and milk. This icing is more of a frosting and is super creamy.

The Ultimate Sugar Cookies Recipe     The Ultimate Sugar Cookies Recipe

Just be sure to keep any iced cookies in the fridge because there is dairy in this icing recipe. However, I recommend transporting the cookies first and then icing them at your destination for ultimate freshness. Whoever is hosting you will probably welcome the opportunity to do the fun part: the decorating!

The Ultimate Sugar Cookies Recipe

Will you be trying this Ultimate Sugar Cookies Recipe recipe? If you do be sure to tag us on Twitter along with Glad. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #GladfortheHolidays – we’d love to see what you come up with!

*Gingersnaps recipe provided to us by Dan Teal
**Sugar cookies recipe adapted from Allrecipes

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Enjoy our three different sugar cookies. They are fun to make and can be decorated in so many different ways for any occasion!
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Course Dessert
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
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cookies
Ingredients
For sugar cookies:
Chocolate sugar cookies
For chocolate mix:
For icing:
For gingersnaps:
Course Dessert
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
cookies
Ingredients
For sugar cookies:
Chocolate sugar cookies
For chocolate mix:
For icing:
For gingersnaps:
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Instructions
For sugar cookies:
  1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
  2. Mix butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla in a large bowl. Add flour, baking powder and salt in small increments, mixing all together.
  3. With a rolling pin, spread out dough and make sure it is even and flat, about 1/2 inch thick.
  4. Use your favourite cookie cutters to make shapes in the dough. Remove each shape carefully with a spatula and add about 12 to a baking sheet.
  5. Bake in the oven for 8 minutes or until bottoms are browned.
  6. Remove from oven, let the cookies cool and then decorate with icing and sprinkles! (See icing instructions below)
For chocolate sugar cookies:
  1. Put chocolate and butter into a microwave safe bowl and let the melt in the microwave for about 30 seconds, taking out and stirring every 15 seconds.
  2. Add to half of the sugar cookie dough in a separate mixing bowl and mix in dark chocolate mixture and cocoa powder by hand.
  3. Repeat the above steps for the sugar cookies and when cool, decorate with icing and crushed up candy canes.
For icing:
  1. Mix cake mix and whipping cream together, then chill in the fridge until cookies are ready to be iced.
For gingersnaps:
  1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
  2. Mix butter, sugar, egg and molasses together. Add dry ingredients, then story in cinnamon and candied ginger.
  3. Shape dough into 1 inch balls, roll in sugar and bake for 8-10 minutes until bottoms of cookies are browned.
  4. Serve and enjoy!

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