I can’t believe Christmas is almost here! The calendar is already filled up for the next month. I love the busyness of the season but really want to make time for the simple joys…like Christmas cookies. To make life a little easier, I find making the dough in advance a huge timesaver. Although the Princess says it’s not fair, I have mixed and frozen some of our most favorite Christmas cookie treats…this one is my favorite, chocolate sugar cookies with peppermint sprinkles! Don’t worry, I’ll show off the deliciousness when the season is in full swing.
The usual Cast of Characters
3 cups of flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
Crushed candy canes, 3-4
The Steps to Glory
In a bowl whisk together the flour, salt and baking powder. Set aside.
In the bowl of your mixer, add the rest of the ingredients and mix until smooth, I mixed mine about 3 minutes. Add the flour mixture in batches about 1/3 at a time and mix.
Transfer the dough to a big piece of plastic wrap and gently knead it until it forms a ball. Wrap the cookie dough and refrigerate for at least an hour or freeze for later
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line a couple baking sheets with parchment paper.
I found it easier to cut the dough in 4 pieces and roll out each piece at a time so that it’s about 1/4 of an inch in thickness. Cut the cookies with your favorite cookie cutter or roll into balls and dip into peppermint sprinkles.
Place the cookies onto the prepared baking sheet and bake for about 9 to 11 minutes, just until the edges are firm and the center still slightly soft. Repeat with remaining dough.
Transfer to a rack and cool. If you wish you can sprinkle them with icing sugar
I added it to my cookie stash in my freezer!
The Princess can’t wait for Christmas.
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