We are so excited to be in the kitchen with Chef Madison Papp this week as she walks us through how to make Christmas cookies! Let us know if you make these at home and/or any memories you have of Christmas cookie making!! We’d love to share 🙂
“My Grandma Rita has her way of making these cookies….and I have mine. I’ve taken her original recipe from my childhood and made a few tweaks. Fun fact, these cookies fit just about every holiday. Make them white and blue for Hanukkah, pink for Valentine’s Day, or red and green for Christmas. A good cookie, is a good cookie no matter the occasion .” – Madison
- 1 Cup (aka 2 sticks of butter) at room temperature
- 1 Cup granulated sugar
- 2 Teaspoons Vanilla (this is where I go a bit rogue from grandma’s OG recipe)
- 1 Large Egg
- 1 Teaspoon cold water
- 3 Cups Flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon fine salt (I like being fancy and using Himalayan pink salt)
- Preheat your oven to 375
- In a large bowl combine flour, baking powder, and salt
- In a separate bowl or stand mixer, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy
- Add the vanilla, egg, and water and mix until fully combined
- Working quickly, add the flour mixture by the half cup until fully combined—-do not overmix!
- Roll the dough in plastic wrap or other airtight method and store in the refrigerator for an hour
- Once the dough is cooled, you can roll them out and cut them into your favorite shapes with cookie cutters!
- Bake on a greased or non-stick cookie sheet for 6-8 minutes depending on how hot your oven is (always helpful to do a test cookie or two). 8. Once cooled, decorate with icing, sprinkles, and any other festive sweets!
Alison + Delia