Christmas icebox cookies

  • Preparation time:
  • 10 min
  • Total time:
  • 1 hour 30 min
  • Makes:
  • 55 cookies
Christmas icebox cookies

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Christmas icebox cookies

This make-ahead dough will be your holiday savour. Prepare the dough now and then freeze it until that holiday bake sale or unexpected guest pops up.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup red, green and white sprinkles , (optional)
  • 1 cup unsalted butter , at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup granulalted sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar
  • 1 tbsp milk

Directions

  • Stir flour, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl. Add sprinkles, if desired. Preheat oven to 350F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment.
  • Beat butter and sugar on medium-high in a large bowl until fluffy. Gradually beat in egg and vanilla. Beat in flour mixture until just combined. Gather dough into a ball and divide in half, rolling each portion into a 2-in.-wide log. Wrap logs in waxed paper and chill until firm, 1 to 1½ hr.
  • Slice cookies into ¼-in. rounds and arrange 1 in. apart on prepared sheets. Bake until golden, 10 to 12 min. Let cool on sheets for 1 min, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Whisk icing sugar with milk until smooth. Brush cookies with a thin layer of icing.

Originally published in the Today’s Parent November/December 2018 issue. Photo by Erik Putz.

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Nutrition (per cookie)

  • Calories
  • 57
  • Protein
  • 1 g
  • Carbohydrates
  • 7 g
  • Fat
  • 3 g
  • Sodium
  • 23 mg
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