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Christmas Sugar Cookies

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Unleash your inner cookie artist with this foolproof sugar cookie recipe. We've included detailed tips for decorating using a classic royal icing recipe for outlining and filling in with color. You can take your cookie creations in a more traditional decorating palette, or go wild. Before you get started, gather decorating tips and bags, gel food coloring, and, of course, some sprinkles. You can find them all at a craft store, cooking store, or online. The recipe is a Yummly original created by Saura Madani.


  • 3 cups all purpose flour (for dough)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter (softened)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • all purpose flour (for rolling out dough)
  • 4 cups powdered sugar (plus a little more if needed)
  • 3 tablespoons meringue powder (buy in grocery stores' baking aisle)
  • 7 tablespoons water (room temperature, plus more if needed, for icing)
  • food coloring gel (red, blue, green, or other favorite, for icing)
  • 1 teaspoon water (room temperature, plus more if needed, for filling icing)
  • food coloring gel (red, blue, green, or other favorite, for filling icing)
  • candy decorations (candy sprinkles, sparkling or sanding sugar, cake sparkles, and/or sugar pearls, optional)
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    Wyce Ghiacy 3 days ago
    No Vanilla or Almond extract?
    Ulysses Shiner a month ago
    Turned out wonderful!
    Jeff Field a year ago
    quick and easy to follow... love them.
    Alicia a year ago
    Not very sweet. Would not make
    Shad M. a year ago
    This recipe was good for 40 cookies, roughly. I guess it will depend on how big your cookie cutters are. They held their shape great, if you refridgerate them for the 10 mins that is suggests.
    Eddy B. a year ago
    😀👍 Turned out modifications at all. 🍪
    REBECCA MUWANIKA a year ago
    It was Great! My favorite part was baking the cookies. This was an easy way of Baking great cookies!
    Richards 2 years ago
    Easy recipe and delicious. I let my dough chill in refrigerator for two hours.