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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.
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 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!!
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 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.
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!
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