12 Days of Christmas Cookies
My Grandmas Old Fashioned Soft Sugar Cookies are pillowy soft and delightfully chewy without even a hint of crunch! The cookies themselves aren’t overly sweet but they are begging, demanding even, to be iced!
This is the same Grandmother who brought us these Soft Molasses Sugar Cookies, so you know they are going to be good!
The cookies themselves have just a hint of vanilla, and they taste just like those impossibly soft cookies you buy at the store. Except they are homemade with love.
If I weren’t going to ship these cookies, I would have made a sweet, fresh strawberry frosting or a spiced cream cheese frosting.
But I did ship these little snowflakes out, so I went a more traditional route with a vanilla sugar cookie frosting.
The little bit of texture and incredibly sweet frosting pairs beautifully with the soft sugar cookies. It can easily be colored for any occasion.
This was surprisingly unfussy dough. It was very easy to work with and didn’t get inordinately hard in the refrigerator. It rolled out easily and didn’t need to be re-refrigerated before re-rolling.
Of all three rolled Christmas cookies that I have made, these are by far the easiest!
The buttermilk keeps it extra soft and pliable. Like I said before, grandmothers know best!
This is an incredibly simple icing recipe. I usually don’t measure, but for you I did.
Don’t be like me and think you’re all smart, “if milk is good, heavy cream will be better.”
It won’t be.
Heavy cream has a…wait for it…cream color and it will tint your frosting. Duh, Lindsey.
Milk is also less viscous so you won’t need as much to make the icing pipable.
To answer the question that you didn’t ask, but I know you’re dying to know, each snowflake is unique.
My Grandmas Old Fashioned Soft Sugar Cookies are for the eleventh day of my 12 Days of Christmas Cookies! You won’t want to miss the Festive Almond Crinkle Cookies, No Bake Gingersnap Brandy Balls, Chocolate Pecan Tassies, Molasses Sugar Cookies, Old Fashioned Gingersnaps, Peanut Butter Blossoms, Old Fashioned Oat Lace Cookies, Raspberry Linzer Cookies, Holiday Bark or Cherry Pecan Cookies!