DIY: Ugly Christmas Sweater Cookies Posted on 17 Nov 09:00 , 0 comments

We all know that the most fun part of Christmas parties is pulling out your beloved ugly Christmas sweaters. The more puffs, decor, and sequined appliqués, the better. However, take things a step further by icing cookies, inspired by these notoriously bad Christmas sweater designs. Gaudy snowmen? Check. Bright, blazing Christmas trees? Check. Over the top reindeer? Check.

So have fun making these festive cookies this holiday season with our favorite sugar cookie recipe below.

 ugly christmas sweater cookies

BEST SUGAR COOKIE RECIPE

Ingredients:

- 1 cup butter, softened

- 1 cup granulated white sugar

- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

- 1/2 teaspoon almond extract

- 1 egg

- 2 teaspoons baking powder

- 3 cups all purpose flour

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350° F.

2. In the bowl of your mixer cream butter and sugar until smooth.

3. Beat in extracts and egg.

4. In a separate bowl combine baking powder with flour and add a little at a time to the wet ingredients. The dough will be very stiff. If it becomes too stiff for your mixer turn out the dough onto a countertop surface. Wet your hands and finish off kneading the dough by hand.

5. DO NOT CHILL THE DOUGH. Divide into workable batches, roll out onto a floured surface and cut. You want these cookies to be on the thicker side (closer to 1/4 inch rather than 1/8).

6. Bake at 350 for 6-8 minutes. Let cool on the cookie sheet until firm enough to transfer to a cooling rack.