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Christmas cookie time!

stamped cookies

I baked a couple dozen cookies on Friday and the kids (OK, they are adults, but they are my kids!) and I decorated them on Sunday. A beloved and time-honored Christmas tradition.

marissa's snowflakes

Almond Sugar Stamp Cookies

  • 3/4 cup (1  1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2  1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a large bowl, beat butter and powdered sugar on high speed for 2 minutes, until light and fluffy. Add egg; mix well.

Add half the flour; blend on low speed, scraping bowl often until well blended. Add remaining flour and salt; blend on low speed 2 minutes, until flour is incorporated.

dough balls

Shape dough into balls, using about 2 tablespoons of dough for each.  Place 6 balls on baking sheet lined with Silpat mat or parchment paper.  Dip cookie stamp in flour and firmly press dough disk until dough reaches edges of stamp. Remove stamp and repeat with remaining dough, flouring stamps each time in between.

stamped

Bake 12 to 14 minutes, until just beginning to brown on edges. Cool completely. Decorate as desired.

kids and cookies

Makes about 24 cookies

*For the decorating icing, I just whipped 1 egg white and mixed in enough powdered sugar to get the consistency I wanted. It was a little too thick, so I added a bit of water (a very lit bit at a time).


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2 comments

1 Marissa { 12.22.14 at 4:41 PM }

Man, those snowflakes look awesome.

2 Tram Mai { 12.22.14 at 11:46 PM }

Awww, love the tradition that still goes on!!

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