One of our favorite Christmas traditions is to take a night during December to bake and decorate Christmas cookies.  Having a good dough recipe is important, but to be honest, having a variety of icings and “sprinkles” is what makes it festive and fun.  There is something heart-warming about sitting around the table together with a pile of cookies to be iced and decorated and everyone creating their own masterpiece.
What You Need:
3 cups powdered sugar
2 cups butter
2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp almond extract
2 eggs
5 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp cream of tartar
3 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup butter
Vanilla if you like it in frosting
approximately 2 TBSP milk; add slowly so that you can keep the right consistency
Bake at 350 degrees fahrenheit for 9 minutes on a regular cookie sheet. (do not use “air-bake” or stones)
Thank you sweet friend for this wonderful recipe!