Holiday Sugar Cookies


  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  • 4 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 egg white
  • 6 tablespoons water


Prepare cookies: In large bowl combine flour, baking powder and salt; set aside. In large bowl with electric mixer at high speed, beat butter, sugar and vanilla until creamed and smooth. Add egg; beat until well blended. Add flour mixture; beat until just blended. Shape dough into a ball: cover and refrigerate 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 350°F. With rolling pin, roll dough to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters, rerolling scraps. Place on baking sheet, 1-inch apart. Bake cookies 10-12 minutes or until just golden around edges. Cool on racks.

Prepare icing: In large bowl combine confectioners’ sugar and egg white; add water, 1 tablespoon at a time until smooth. Use to decorate cookies.

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