Hanukkah is almost here and that means it is time for some delicious noshing! One of our favorite family traditions is gathering together on a winter afternoon / evening and making frosted sugar cookies and decorating them, of course! (There might be a little sampling going on too…) Here is my recipe for Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies–they are so good!
Sugar Cookie Recipe
- 1 C. Softened Butter
- 1 ¾ C Sugar
- 1tsp Vanilla
- 3 C Flour
- 1 ts baking powder
- ¼ tsp salt
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cream together the butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time. Beat in vanilla. Add flour, baking powder and salt. Mix until combined.
Refrigerate until ready to roll out – or roll out immediately. Roll to 1/4” thick and cut with cookie cutters, sprinkle with sanding sugar or bake plain. Bake for 7 – 10 minutes or just until edges are beginning to brown. Cool on a wire rack.
You could also cool and frost (my favorite!) with a white buttercream frosting ( I make my own–I start with 4 Cups of Powdered Sugar and 1 Stick of (softened) Butter, mix up with a hand mixer ad a 1/4 t. of Vanilla and a few drops of milk until you reach the consistency you want–super easy) and sprinkle with lots of sprinkles or sanding sugar! Deeeelicious!
There are tons of fun cookie cutters available –I tend to stick with stars (representing God’s promise to His children) and hearts (representing His love for us and our love for Him & His Torah!). Oh–and the sprinkles available out there! So FUN! Here are some beautiful little kosher snowflakes, I love the gold and icicle look of these beauties, this sanding sugar looks like snow on your cookies, I bought a 5 lb. bag of blue sanding sugar a few years ago, it is my ‘go to’ at Hanukkah–love the blues, whites and (LOVE these) silvers! These gold stars are pretty too! This is a gorgeous powder blue coarse sanding sugar, you can even find a variety package of sprinkles and sanding sugars HERE.
I hope this gives you some fun decorating ideas, that keeps it super simple with the focus on the time spent together, the conversation and just enjoying one another–OH…and the delicious cookies! You’ll find my printable recipe HERE.
I love to spend time in the kitchen, especially making memories with my children—enjoy the season!
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