Baking cookies for the girls’ classes are a big part of our Christmas celebrations. This year, I was looking to do something more fun and unique than the average decorated sugar cookie. I have been totally consumed with production happenings, the girls’ school functions, and everything else household related. So it is a super huge relief to finally get back into my kitchen and get creative. These sugar cookie people are my simple cut out recipe, that is filled with clear, homemade vanilla lollipops. The lollipop acts as a window and allows the sprinkles to be seen and shake around like a rattle 🙂 Bare with me, it seems like a lot of steps. But the longest part is the decorating. So get those kiddos in the kitchen and get artsy with your Holiday cookies. Sweet Hearted Sugar People Cookies Yields: 10 cookies (3 sugar cookies per serving) Sugar Cookie Ingredients: 1 cup unsalted butter, softened 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar 2 eggs 1 tbsp clear vanilla extract 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 4 cups all purpose flour Gingerbread cutter 1.5-2″ heart cutter (make sure it will fit inside your gingerbread shape) parchment paper rolling pin White chocolate candy melts Holiday sprinkles Sugar Cookie Directions: 1. Preheat oven 375 degrees. In a mixer beat butter until smooth. Add in sugar and then eggs. Mix in vanilla, followed by baking soda, salt and all purpose flour. 2. Between 2 sheets of parchment paper, roll dough about 1/2″thick. Refrigerate about 10 minutes to make cutting dough easier. 3. Cut 3 gingerbread shapes per serving. 2 of the gingerbread men need to have a heart cut out of the center. 4. Bake 375 degrees 8-10 minutes. 5. Allow to cool completely. Repeat steps until all the dough is used. Clear Lollipop Ingredients: 2 cups granulated sugar 2/3 cup light corn syrup 1/4 cup water 1 tsp clear vanilla extract Silicon mats Candy thermometer Pastry brush Ice Water Clear Lollipop directions: 1. Take the 1 heart cut out cookie, per serving, (this is the top decorated...Read More
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