It’s Christmas cookie time! How cute are these? I saw these reindeer on Pinterest but every time I clicked a link, it went back to nowhere. I hate that. Then when I was at Target I saw the sugar Christmas lights and had to have them.
I asked on Facebook and Twitter for your favorite sugar cookie recipe and decided to go with Dorothy’s suggestion of a Land O Lakes recipe. Once I googled, I saw that there’s a few but I picked the “Best Ever Butter Cookies“. They were good, but not the best ever, in my opinion. It’s quite possible I floured them too much when rolling them out. I’m still searching so if you have a favorite, please share it with me!
Source: Cookie – Land O Lakes
Reindeer Idea – Pinterest, though I don’t have an original source
Makes: About 30 cookies
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons orange juice
1 tablespoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
Ghirardelli baking chips, melted
mini red M&M’s for the noses
frosting to “glue” the noses to the cookies (I used the kind in the squirt can, something like this)
Sugar lights (I found them at Target)
Combine 1 cup softened butter, sugar and egg in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy.