I made 17 dozen cookies on Saturday in about 3 hours. Karli helped me for a little while, but the boys wanted nothing to do with it.
This is the easiest recipe to make Christmas Cut-out cookies. There are just a few simple steps involved in making the best sugar cookies ever. Better than granny’s family recipe or the latest trend you find online I promise.
Christmas Cutout Cookies
1. Drive to Gordon Food Service
2. Purchase a box of Precut Cookie Dough (72 cookies in a box)
3. Return Home
4. Cram as many cookies as you can on a baking sheet.
5. Bake at 375 degrees for 12 minutes.
6. Allow to cool
7. Decorate as desired.
I had Andrew run to the grocery store because I didn’t realize I was out of food coloring. Of course he came back with NEON colored food coloring. That’s okay…I actually ended up liking the colors. Who says you have to have red and green cookies at Christmas! I also had some sprinkles and peppermint pieces that I had also purchased from Gordon Foods to decorate the cookies with.
Peanut Butter Kiss cookies are my all time favorite. Some people call these cookies Peanut Butter Blossoms, which makes no sense to me- Kiss Cookies sound better. These cookies are just as easy to make if you choose to ignore the part of your brain that is telling you to make the peanut butter cookies from scratch. You can choose the easy route and purchase premade peanut butter cookie dough in a roll from Pillsbury. You simply form 1 inch balls of dough, roll the ball in sugar and bake. Then you immediately add the chocolate Hershey kiss when you pull the cookies from the oven. Viola! Another 6 dozen cookies completed.
I also made a couple dozen chocolate chip cookies. Yep, I bought the premade dough for these too. I don’t always take the easy way out. I do have a great sugar cookie recipe that my mom’s friend gave her several years ago. I just didn’t feel like getting flour all over the place and spending twice as much time for the same result. I spent all day Saturday cleaning and decluttering my kitchen so come Sunday I was ready to just get the cookies made and be done. Trust me, if my kids don’t care how I made the cookies, I certainly don’t care. I’ve never understood why people made their own frosting from scratch either. I love the Duncan Hines Whipped Vanilla Frosting! Tastes perfect to me – why mess with what works?