Christmas Sugar Cookies with Royal Icing Recipe
Recipe type: Christmas, Cookies
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 30
Christmas Sugar Cookies with Royal Icing - the best way to wish your family happy holidays, or to pack them as a special Christmas gift. With only a few basic ingredients, without chilling the dough and 5 minutes to make - Royal Icing, you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy in this Royal Icing Christmas Cookies Recipe and decorating these soft and flavorful sugar cookies.
Sugar Cookies:
  • ⅔ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ⅔ cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour ( and more for dust)
  • 2 tablespoons finely ground almonds (almond flour)
Royal Icing:
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons meringue powder
  • ¼ cup warm water
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Line 2 baking sheets with a parchment paper and set aside. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. In a large bowl combine butter and sugar, and mix it until smooth. Beat in vanilla extract and egg.
  3. In a separate bowl combine flour, baking powder and ground almonds. Add gradually to the wet ingredients. The dough will be stiff.
  4. Knead the dough a little if needed, divide into workable batches and roll out (¼ inch thick) onto a floured surface. Cut the dough.
  5. Bake cookies at 350 F for 6 minutes, and leave at cookie sheets to cool and until firm enough.
Royal Icing:
  1. In a bowl combine powdered sugar and meringue powder. Add the water and vanilla extract gradually. Beat with a mixer at medium speed about 5 minutes, until stiff peaks (regulate with more powdered sugar or water drops, if needed). Put Icing at piping-bag and decorate cookies.
Nutrition calculated per 1 cookie with Icing (30g) and without decor sprinkles.
Sugar Cookies can be stored in your cookie jar up to two weeks.
The cookies can be frozen - wrapped (individual pieces) in plastic wrap and placed in a freezer bag, up to 1 month.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 93,73kcal Fat: 3g Saturated fat: 1,78g Carbohydrates: 14,98g Sugar: 8,36g Sodium: 13,17mg Fiber: 0,24g Protein: 1,76g Cholesterol: 10,78mg
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