I usually make a few kinds of cookies for Christmas gatherings and this one is going to top the list this year! They’re so festive! Don’t you think?
Have you ever had one of those thick and cakey sugar cookies that are sold in many grocery stores? If you have, you probably know how irresistible they are. Each delicious bite delivers pure satisfaction to cure your sweet tooth.
Sure it may be easy to drop a package of these cookies in your cart while at the grocery store but with a few simple ingredients you can create these cookies anytime and what better time to start than making cookies for the holidays.
These cookies have all the goodness of those store bought cookies. They are cakey and soft and topped with frosting. These can be made all year round for all occasions and holidays; just decorate them as you desire.
When I was creating this recipe I tried a few versions. What I think makes my recipe a hit is the use of cake flour. If you don’t have cake flour, pick up a box and have it on hand. Definitely try this recipe using cake flour. I also add just a hint of sour cream, to add to the moist texture.
These cookies freeze well so you can start now with baking your holiday cookies or to have a sweet treat on hand anytime. To freeze, bake and cool completely. Freeze without frosting in a freezer safe container or storage bag.
One thing I enjoy about making Christmas cookies is baking with my family. I remember when I was young, making Christmas cookies was a tradition. My mom would make the cookies in stages. First we would make the cookies with our cut outs. She would freeze them, and as we got closer to Christmas she would bring them out and make frosting in a variety of colors. My brother and I would spend the day sitting at the kitchen table frosting cookies. I still remember those years, and being a mom I want to create those traditions with my children as those are memories I will always cherish.
Lofthouse Sugar Cookies