Aren’t these cookies the cutest! They look like they were bought at a bakery, but you can make them at home in a snap. My kids always love to bake with me, and decorating is especially their favorite. I really love this particular recipe because we can still decorate with icing and sprinkles without having to roll out the dough and cut the cookies with cookie cutters. Those extra steps just sometimes seem too much. Since that step is omitted this recipe is totally doable for this momma of 4.
- 6 C. flour
- 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 C. butter softened to room temperature
- 2/3 C. sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 C. sour cream
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- Chocolate frosting
- White frosting
- Green gel food coloring
- Multi-colored sprinkles
- Wilton multi-colored stars optional
- 2 small sandwich baggies
- Kitchen scissors
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Combine the flour and baking powder and set aside.
- In a large bowl combine the butter, sugar, egg, sour cream and vanilla. Slowly fold in the flour and baking powder mixture.
- Scoop the cookie dough into 2" balls and place about 2" apart on a large baking sheet. Use a flat bottom glass to gently press (flatten) each dough ball to about 1/4".
- Bake 6-8 minutes.
- Add a few drops of green gel food coloring to the white frosting and combine.
- Scoop the green frosting into the small sandwich baggie and seal shut. Snip 1 corner of the baggie with the kitchen scissors.
- Gently squeeze the green frosting out of the baggie to form a Christmas tree. Go back and forth making each row shorter until you reach the top.
- Next, scoop some of the chocolate frosting into the other sandwich baggie and snip 1 corner.
- Gently squeeze the chocolate frosting out of the bag to form the 'base' of the Christmas tree.
- Sprinkle the multi-colored sprinkles on for lights and add a star on the top of the tree (optional).
- *Makes approximately 36 cookies