Christmas Sugar Cookies

Christmas Sugar Cookies

Santa is sure to love these soft sugar cookies, brightened by a hint of lemon.

YIELDS

about 36 cookies

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup C&H® Granulated Sugar
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon lemon peel, grated
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • assorted Christmas candies, sprinkles and edible decorations

INSTRUCTIONS

Cream sugar and butter in large bowl until light and fluffy. Add egg, lemon peel, vanilla and lemon extract; mix well. Add flour, baking powder and salt, beating at low speed until well mixed. Refrigerate dough for 1 hour, until chilled.

Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare ungreased cookie sheets.

On well-floured surface, roll out half of dough to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut with cookie cutters; place on prepared cookie sheets. Decorate with candies and sprinkles. Repeat with remaining half of dough.

Bake for 9 to 12 minutes, or until lightly browned at edges. Cool before serving.