Let’s talk about another Christmas essential…food. My favorite part!
When I was a kid my mum and I lived in an apartment and she used to tell me Santa had to knock on the door to give me presents because we didn’t have a chimney. I remember being so scared every time I heard a knock on the 25th. And yes you read that right, I was scared, not excited. So I used to get up from my bed and go hide in the toilet — this is all a true story, my young self was cute but slightly weird. As I was afraid of Santa, this is probably why we never put cookies and milk under the tree.
(Years later I learned it was my grandpa who dressed up as Santa every single year to come knock at our door.)
Back to the main topic of this post: cookies. Even though we didn’t bake for Santa, my mum and I used to treat ourselves and cookies were always on the table. This year I’m continuing the tradition by making some myself. I bought some cutters a few days ago and I had to share my Christmas cookies with you.
- 1 cup Butter, softened
- 1/2 cup Powdered Sugar
- 1/2 cup Sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla
- 2-1/4 cups all-purpose Flour
- 1/2 teaspoon Cream of Tartar
- 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
- Heat oven to 375°F.
- Combine butter, powedered sugar and sugar in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy.
- Add egg and vanilla, continue beating until well mixed.
- Reduce speed to low, add flour, cream of tartar and baking soda. Beat until dough forms a ball.
- Divide into half, roll out on floured board and cut with your cookie cutter.
- Bake 7-9 minutes or until edges are lighltly browned.