Sugar Cookies Recipe – Best Christmas Sugar Cookie Recipes

Sugar Cookies Recipe – Best Christmas Sugar Cookie Recipes

Ingredients
1 cup butter (2 sticks), at room temperature
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups flour
Grated zest of 2 oranges

Directions
1. Cream the butter and sugar. Beat in the eggs and add the vanilla and orange zest. Add the flour and mix well. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
2. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
3. Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface (marble or wood) and cut with a cookie cutter. Transfer the cookies with a spatula to cookie sheets. Bake for approximately 10 minutes.
4. When the cookies are beginning to brown, remove them from the oven and slide the parchment off the baking sheet. Wait until they are completely cool before icing. Ice with knife or icing bags and, if desired, sprinkle with colored sugars or other decorations before icing hardens.

Makes 36 to 60 cookies depending on size and thickness.

Sugar Cookies Recipe – Best Sugar Cookie Recipes

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