How to make simple Christmas cookies with icing?

Question by honeybear: How to make simple Christmas cookies with icing?
I want to make the simple Christmas cookies with icing that you cut out with cookie cutters. My kids would love to help make them.

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Answer by jimmy d.
Buy ready made sugar cookie dough in a tube. Also available are Christmas shapes. Add a conf.(10x) sugar, milk glaze after baking, when cool.

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  1. Lynnie says:

    Sugar cookies or gingerbread mix.
    Usually the sugar cookies you need to add a bit more flour and chill for rolling consistency.
    Sugar cookies are also simple from scratch.
    Get some nice sprinkles too for the kids or put a bit of food colour in the icing. The junkier and more interactive the better. They may be inedible but they will be fun.

  2. stardust says:

    Gingerbread Men
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    INGREDIENTS
    1 (3.5 ounce) package cook and serve butterscotch pudding mix
    1/2 cup butter
    1/2 cup packed brown sugar
    1 egg
    1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
    1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

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    DIRECTIONS
    In a medium bowl, cream together the dry butterscotch pudding mix, butter, and brown sugar until smooth. Stir in the egg. Combine the flour, baking soda, ginger, and cinnamon; stir into the pudding mixture. Cover, and chill dough until firm, about 1 hour.
    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease baking sheets. On a floured board, roll dough out to about 1/8 inch thickness, and cut into man shapes using a cookie cutter. Place cookies 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets.
    Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, until cookies are golden at the edges. Cool on wire racks.

    Soft Christmas Cookies

    “Soft cut out sugar cookie that I have used for years. I sprinkle with colored sugar before baking or you could also try icing them when cool.”

    INGREDIENTS
    3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
    1 teaspoon baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1 cup margarine, softened
    1 1/2 cups white sugar
    2 eggs
    2 teaspoons vanilla extract

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    DIRECTIONS
    Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together, set aside. In a large bowl, cream together the margarine and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Gradually blend in the sifted ingredients until fully absorbed. Cover dough, and chill for 2 hours.
    Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets. On a clean floured surface, roll out small portions of chilled dough to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut out shapes using cookie cutters.
    Bake 6 to 8 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges are barely brown. Remove from cookie sheets to cool on wire racks.

  3. c_williams3794 says:

    INGREDIENTS
    3 cups sifted all-purpose flour
    1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1 cup white sugar
    1 cup butter
    1 egg, lightly beaten
    3 tablespoons cream
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract

    DIRECTIONS
    1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
    2. Sift together all-purpose flour, baking powder, sugar and salt.
    3. Cut in butter and blend with a pastry blender until mixture is crumbly. Stir in lightly beaten egg, vanilla and cream. Blend well.
    4. On a floured surface, roll out dough to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut into shapes. Place on ungreased baking sheet and sprinkle with sugar.
    5. Bake for 6 – 8 minutes, or until lightly brown.
    6. Cover with icing and sprinkles, nuts, etc.

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