“Growing up as the youngest in a family of 10, we had a lot of family gatherings and a lot of special recipes. My mother made many homemade goodies every year and I try to carry on that tradition with my own children and grandchildren. Now that my momma has passed, traditions have become dearer to my heart. Making Christmas sugar cookies is a tradition at our house! With seven grandkids, it can turn into organized chaos; however, while they are licking their fingers and getting icing everywhere, we are making memories that will last a lifetime!” —Karla Kean, Tennessee State University-Montgomery County Extension Agent II Christmas Sugar Cookies
1 egg
2 cups self-rising flour (if not using self-rising flour, add one teaspoon baking powder and one teaspoon salt) 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg (optional)
· Cream butter and sugar; beat in egg. · Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture alternately with vanilla and milk to form a stiff dough. · Wrap and chill in fridge for one hour. · On floured surface, roll part of dough about ¼-inch thick or so and cut into shapes. Donâ€TMt forget to flour the cookie cutters or they will get stuck! · Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Bake cookies about 10–12 minutes. · Let cool, add icing and decorate.