Real talk: We miss Pennsylvania BADLY right now. Heading there for Thanksgiving was just a small taste of the seasons, our family, friends and a much more affordable life. Don’t get me wrong, Hawaii is beautiful with a never-ending list of fun things to do, but Pennsylvania will always truly be home for both Dane and me. We love spending snowy Christmases with both our families…and it’s not just because of my dad’s token “pile photos” for everyone’s gifts!
In an effort to celebrate like usual, we are busting out every tradition that our parents keep and adding a little Hawaiian flair, which includes lots and lots of baking! My mom always made sure that baking was a family affair at our house — I mixed, she rolled out the dough, my sister whipped up the icing and sprinkles was fair game for anyone! This year, as I rolled out her famous sugar cookie recipe, I couldn’t help but smile when I realized I was adding my own special touch — our personalized Christmas cookie stamp!
Dane and I had so much fun preparing these cookies and really getting in the spirit of the holiday. Today I’m sharing a recipe that has been in my family for years and is so delicious, people will be shocked by how simple it is!
Best Ever Sugar Cookie Recipe
You Will Need:
3/4 cup shortening or butter
1 cup sugar
1 t. vanilla
2.5 cups flour (I use this one for the best gluten free cookies EVER!)
1 t. baking powder
1. Mix all ingredients together.
2. Set dough in the refrigerator and let chill for 1 hour.
3. Roll flat on a floured surface with a rolling pin and use your favorite cookie cutters.
4. Top with sprinkles and bake at 400 degrees for 6-8 minutes.
Have you taste tested these cookies? What do you think?