Sugar cookies! Nothing says Christmas more than these, especially to my husband. His family used to make these every year for Christmas and at some point (I'm presuming during their teenage years) they decided it just wasn't worth it. I've tried my best to reincarnate this holiday tradition and every Christmas since we got married, even when we were stuck in Utah two years ago since I was too pregnant to travel home, we've made them. Even better, this recipe is easy to make, has DELICIOUS dough, and rolls out like a dream. I made a double batch and put 50 straight into the freezer to take to scouts on Thursday. I'm sure the boys will end up with some interesting designs- it should be a lot of fun for everyone!
Thanks to Ulrike for this fun choice. Find the recipe there and whip some up tonight. With a quick dough, good freezability, and perfect rolling texture, I think these are just right. Next time I'll roll them a little thicker since I prefer a chewy sugar cookie (well, I prefer all my cookies to be chewier) but these crisp, easy to ice cookies are perfect. Don't miss all the other beautiful sugar cookies from the talented Tuesdays with Dorie bakers.
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon meringue powder
Combine all ingredients and stir until smooth. Dip cookies to ice and allow frosting to harden.