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Christmas Cookies and Merry Christmas to All!!

First of all I would like to wish all my friends ,family and dear readers a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!! May this coming Christmas and New Year bring joy,peace and happiness to you and family.
The day before yesterday I was still baking the last batch of cookies and now I completely done baking..All the cookies was given or send away to friends and family.All I left now is some chocolate chip cookies for Santa Clause to come tonight to deliver present to Mishu ..Mishu keep wondering and worried how the Santa's going to come inside the house through chimney..She said our fireplace have wood burning whole weeks and whole day long...How Santa Clause going to come thru chimney since there is a FIRE!! lol! Good question!! Hmmm....maybe Santa Clause decided to come thru one of the window or back door,right? who knows? we will see,right?? maybe there is a surprise for Mishu!!
I baked this batch of sugar cookies 2 weeks ago.I double the actual recipe to make extra 3 dozen more cookies for Mishu's classmate and teachers.Since there is 6 dozen cookies,I just simply decorate with plain royal icing and sprinkle....too tired and lazy to make colorful royal icing for decoration after baking non stop for days..







Ingredients:
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour,plus extra for dusting
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 3/4 cups unsalted butter, softened
1 large eggs
1 egg yolk

grated rind of 1 lemon(I omitted)
1 tsp vanilla extract
pinch of salt
For decoration:
colored icing
small sprinkle

Method:

1:Preheat the oven to 350 F.Prepare 2 cookies sheet with parchment paper.
2:In a mixer beat butter until soft and creamy.Add the sugar and continue beating until light and fluffy.
3:Using a spatula gradually mix in the whole egg and egg yolk.Add the vanilla extract,lemon rind and salt.Stir until thoroughly combines.
4:Add the flour and stir until blended.Gather the mixture into a ball with your fingertips,wrap in cling film(plastic warp) and chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
5:On a lightly floured surface,roll out the mixture to 1/8 inch (3mm)thick.Stamp out Christmas shape,round shape or Angel shape with cookies cutters and place on a non stick baking sheet or parchment paper baking sheet.Gather up the trimmings and continue rolling and stamping out cookies until the mixture has been used up.
6:Bake the cookies in the oven for about 8 minutes or until lightly colored.Leave to stand for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack with metal spatula to cool completely.Ice and decorate as you like.








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4 comments:

Peggy said...
December 26, 2010 at 6:39 PM

Great looking sugar cookies! Hope you and your family had a Merry Christmas!

Little Corner of Mine said...
December 27, 2010 at 4:16 PM

Cute cookies and Happy New Year to u as well.

Beachlover's Kitchen said...
December 30, 2010 at 7:49 PM

Thank you ladies:) same to you too!

msc dissertation said...
February 27, 2013 at 9:58 AM

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Hi!! My name is Lesley and I'm a simple SAHM(stay at home mom) who currantly live in Long Island,New York with my daughter Mishu and hubby Eliot .I'm Malaysian who live in US and A for many many moon and I'm also a person who love to eat, cook and bake. If you have any suggestions ,questions or comments please feel free to email me at beachlover1917(at)yahoo(dot)com. To know more about my life or my kitchen you can always hop over to my other 2 blog.