Sugar Cookie Dough
2 cup(s) (4 sticks) butter, softened
1 1/2 cup(s) sugar
3 egg yolks
2 teaspoon(s) vanilla extract
5 cup(s) flour
1 teaspoon(s) salt
1 1/4 teaspoon(s) ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon(s) ground allspice
- Beat the butter, using a mixer on medium-high speed. Beat in the sugar, eggs, yolks, and vanilla. Reduce mixer speed to medium-low and beat in the remaining ingredients. If tinting dough, add food coloring.
- For chocolate dough, reduce flour to 4 1/2 cups and add 2/3 cup cocoa. For hand-formed cookies, transfer to an airtight container. For rolled and cut cookies, divide dough in half, form into 1-inch-thick slabs, and cover tightly with plastic wrap. For sliced cookies, use parchment paper to roll dough into logs.
- Chill dough at least 2 hours. And chill formed cookies 20 minutes before baking at 350 degrees F on parchment-lined baking pans 10 to 15 minutes, depending on cookie size. For tinted-dough cookies, reduce oven temperature to 325 degrees F and bake 12 to 18 minutes.
- Gently roll each color separately into ropes on a flat, lightly floured surface using the palm of your hand for best results. Brush off excess flour with a dry pastry brush before twisting the two colored ropes together. Chill 20 minutes before baking to help the cookies maintain their shape.
Print this cute santa countdown calendar, then use cotton wool balls to make santa’s beard… see the easy tutorial and free printable at tomfo.com.
Romance in a jar!
This is something everyone can make and the possibilities are endless.
Use Mod Podge or to glue the lace on the jar, then all you need are plastic pearls and some ribbon to finish the work.
Make these cute Danish Nisse logs this Christmas. Perfect homemade gifts everyone will love!
Go to smartgirlsdiy.com for tutorial!
These wooden tassel ornaments are so cute. You can hang them on your Christmas tree or on a pretty winter branch. Really easy to make, and makes a wonderful gift as well.
You could skip the neutrals and add a bit of pink, mint, red, silver or gold and you’re good to go!
For tutorial, hop on over to theholidaycollective.com
The luscious richness of this quick recipe makes it taste like it took hours to make.
3/4 cup raisins
1 cup dark rum, divided, plus 2 tablespoons
6 extra-large egg yolks, at room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
16 to 18 ounces Italian mascarpone cheese
3/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice, divided ( about 2 medium size oranges)
1-1/2 teaspoons good vanilla extract
Seeds scraped from 1 vanilla bean
24 to 30 Italian ladyfingers (also called savoiardi)
Semisweet chocolate, shaved
Get the full recipe right here at sheknows.com