For me, and I believe most people, the holidays are all about getting together as a family and catching up. As an adult, this is usually centered around a good meal and maybe a drink or two.
It’s a bit different though for catching up with the kids in my family. I always like to try and plan a fun activity that I can do with them to get them involved in something other than a screen.
Heck. I still like to do it as well!
The other nice thing about these cookies is they cook fast (about 8 minutes) so there isn’t a lot of waiting around.
When they come out of the oven, you can decorate them however you want! I tried to keep my version pretty clean with a simple white icing and sprinkles, but as you can imagine, kids will let their imaginations go wild!
Have fun with these cookies!
Sugar Cookies Recipe for Kiddos
sugar rollout cookies recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: about 8 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes + Resting time
Yield: 3 dozen cookies
- 1 cup unsalted butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
Quick Frosting glaze
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 2-3 tablespoons milk
- In a medium bowl, beat together butter and sugar until it’s a fluffy pale yellow mixture.
- Add in eggs, mixing one at a time, followed by vanilla.
- In a smaller separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Then mix flour mixture into the creamed butter. Mix until dough is thick and in large pieces.
- Split dough into two balls and wrap with plastic wrap. Let chill for at least an hour.
- When ready to bake cookies, preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Cover a few baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Working with one dough ball at a time, roll it out on a lightly floured surface until it’s about 1/4-inch thick. Then cut out cookies using your favorite shapes. Get help from the kids!
- Transfer cookies to baking sheets and optionally dust with coarse sugar. Bake for 7-8 minutes until the cookies are lightly browned around the edges.
- Remove cookies, let them cool, and then frost them and design however you want!