Sugar Cookie Fun

Who says sugar cookies have to be boring? These aren’t!

First you need a good sugar cookie recipe. I wanted something pretty plain to start with. This one fits the bill perfectly, I found it at


* 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
* 1 teaspoon baking soda
* 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
* 1 cup butter, softened
* 1 1/2 cups white sugar
* 1 egg
* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Set aside. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in egg and vanilla. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients. Bake 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden.

Now here are the two variations we made…

Snickerdoodles: Roll dough in to small balls. Roll balls in a bowl of equal parts cinnamon and white sugar. Cover completely with the mixture and place on greased cookie sheet. Bake at directed above.

Sugar swirls: Roll out a piece of dough into a rope approximately 4″ long and maybe 1/2″ across. Gently press one long side of the rope in to a line of sugar sprinkles. We used red and green, of course! Then, starting in the middle, roll the rope in a to a circle. Press gently with a flat spatula to seal together. Place on greased cookie sheet, bake as directed above. So easy, yet so festive!

I posted these cookie recipes as a part of Abbie’s Christmas Cookie Recipe Swap. Click below to see who else is baking it up this Christmas!


2 thoughts on “Sugar Cookie Fun

  1. Julie

    =) It looks like you’ve been busy!! I wish I had the energy for baking this year. It’s supposed to be part of the fun!! oh well. Merry Christmas!

    1. marriedtothefarm Post author

      We did it all on that one day, my cousin and I. I’m glad she suggested it or I probably wouldn’t have got around to it. I do have a few pies to make yet though, and some pistachio fluff. Merry Christmas to you too. 🙂


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