Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies With Peppermint Icing

Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies with Peppermint Icing Recipe

Cookies, cookies and more cookies!  If you can’t tell it is the holiday season by all the shopping commercials, you can by the internet.  Every social media outlet is talking about holiday cookies.  Filled cookies, pressed cookies, rolled cookies, thumbprint cookies, chocolate, caramel, fig, you get my point.

So how can a sugar cookie compare?  By being traditional! A simple old fashioned sugar cookie is my favorite.  A spoon drop batter that bakes up light and fluffy with a slight crunch to the edges. I do enjoy them plain, but occasionally I kick it up a notch with an icing.  A peppermint icing!   Try them out and tell us what you think.

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Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies with Peppermint Icing Dough

Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies With Peppermint Icing

Ingredients
  1. 2 sticks softened butter
  2. 2 large eggs
  3. 1 3/4 cups white sugar
  4. 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  5. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  6. 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  7. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  8. 1/4 teaspoon salt
For the icing
  1. 1 cup powdered sugar
  2. 1 tablespoon milk
  3. 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 375
  2. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer beat butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla until smooth.
  3. Fold in the flour, baking soda and salt.
  4. Lightly roll cookie dough into 2 inch balls and place on cookie sheet.
  5. Bake for 6-8 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a rack.
For the icing
  1. Mix all icing ingredients in a small bowl until smooth.
  2. Icing can be spread on with a spatula or piped on with a pastry bag.
Notes
  1. NOTE* I am not a professional baker, I like to save time and dishes. I never use two bowls and have never had an issue with the result of my baked goods. I evenly distribute the flour over the top of the wet ingredients, then sprinkle the leavening agent and salt over the top and fold in. This is just my way and it works, use your own judgement.

Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies with Peppermint Icing Recipe