Hi, there! It’s Aida, from The Crafting Foodie, and hope everyone is enjoying the holidays so far. I’m having a blast with my holiday baking, and today I’m sharing my latest holiday cookie, these simple evergreen sugar cookies.
While I love decorating sugar cookies with royal icing, these holiday sugar cookies are so festive and fun, and you can make them without even breaking out a piping bag or even making icing!
These cookies can be made with homemade sugar cookie dough (you can find a recipe here), or you can make them with store bought, pre-made sugar cookie dough right out of the refrigerated section.
The first step in making these cookies is to color half of the sugar cookie dough green. To color the cookie dough, all you need to do is add a few drops of food color directly on top of the sugar cookie dough, and knead it in until the color is evenly distributed.
For the next step, you will need a mini-evergreen cookie cutter. I found mine at a local craft store. I rolled out the green dough about 3/4 of an inch thick. You want to cut out very thick evergreens from the green dough. Cut out as many evergreens as possible.
Once they are cut out, stack the evergreens on top of each other. Using your fingers, gently pat the evergreens together to form a solid row of evergreens.
Using the non-tinted dough, roll out snakes of dough. Place the dough snakes around the perimeter of the evergreens. Do this to all three sides of the evergreens. Then roll the dough log in sprinkles. I decided to use a mixture of red, green, and white nonpareils. Next, place the entire log of dough into the fridge. Chill the dough for at least 2 hours, or until it is thoroughly chilled.
Once the dough is nice and cold, preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Using a sharp knife, slice the log into 1/4 inch slices.
Place the cookies on the prepared on the baking sheets. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool.
I love how festive and easy these cookies were to make. I’m already planning on adding them to my cookie platters this year!
Some of my favorite holiday cookies are these Holiday Joy Sugar Cookies, Turtle Thumbprint Cookies, and Chocolate Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies. If you’d like to follow me in all of my culinary and crafting adventures, you can find me on Facebook, Google+, and Pinterest.
I hope you and your family and friends have a joyous and peaceful holiday season!