It’s finally the end of a crazy year and the best time to celebrate life with your favorite friends and family. Nothing says the holiday season like delicious decorated festive cookies, and instead of a store-bought product, the perfect holiday activity is to make them yourself. Whether as a gift or to fill your in-house cookie jar, your custom cookie creations will be a joy for your loved ones of all ages.
The Secret Is in the Texture
If not baked right, sugar cookies can be dry and crumbly but this can be easily avoided. Ensure that your sugar and butter are sufficiently creamed before adding your additional ingredients. If baked at the right temperature for about 8 minutes, a soft and fluffy texture will result in the most delightful, light and flavorful cookies. Watch for your sugar and butter mixture becoming a creamy white texture – then you’re ready for the next step.
Remember that it’s essential to cool your cookies before decorating. Otherwise, your stunning creations will be diminished to a melted mess.
It’s Time to Get Creative
While you must carefully follow your sugar cookie recipe, there’s no limit as to how you can decorate your sweet treats. Purchase the perfect holiday-themed cookie cutters, for starters, to get your desired cookie shape. From there, you can top your cookies with raw sugar or Belle Donne colored sprinkles.
However, if you want to create even more details, you can make royal icing to paint with as much detail as you desire.
The Best Festive Season’s Edible Gifts
Now that you have your gorgeous sugar cookies, you probably want to gift a few to friends and family. You don’t need to spend a fortune on expensive wrapping. Rather, collect old jars, fill them with cookies, and decorate them with ribbons and trinkets; a hot glue gun is always useful!
Not only will your Christmas gifts be completely personalized and home-made, but you’ll save a fortune on buying expensive presents.
While baking delicious sugar cookies can be the perfect escape for mom or dad, it might also be a fun activity to share with your kids. Not only can they help you with the baking process (every child loves to crack an egg), but they can also assist in cookie decorations and packaging design; a fun-filled day to share with the ones you love most. All this, in true holiday season spirit.