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Four Christmas Cookies From One Basic Dough

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Ingredients

  • Basic Sugar Cookie Dough:
  • 1 1/2 cups butter, softened
  • 2/3 cups shortening
  • 2 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 tsp vanilla
  • 4 3/4 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Sugar Cookies:
  • 2 cups basic sugar cookie dough
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups buttercream frosting and sprinkles, optional
  • Chocolate Cookies:
  • 2 cups basic sugar cookie dough
  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted for drizzle, optional
  • White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies:
  • 2 cups basic sugar cookie dough
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • Peppermint Sugar Cookies:
  • 2 cups basic sugar cookie dough
  • 4 tbsp crushed candy canes
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 2 cups peppermint buttercream frosting and extra crushed candy canes, optional

Details

Preparation

Step 1

Basic Sugar Cookie Dough:
In a large stand mixer, combine butter and shortening.
Cream in the sugars until light in color and fluffier in texture about 2-3 minutes.
Mix in the eggs and vanilla.
In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt.
Stir the flour mixture into the creamed sugars.
Separate the dough into four bowls, about two cups in each bowl.
Add the extra ingredients to each separate bowl following the instructions below.
Scoop tablespoon sized balls of cookie dough.
Place in freezer for a couple of hours, until firm, and then put into freezer bags or containers.
Store in freezer until ready to use.
Bake at 375 degrees for 9-11 minutes.
Sugar Cookies:
Scoop tablespoon sized balls of cookie dough, roll into balls and coat in granulated sugar.
Chocolate Cookies:
Mix the melted and cooled chocolate and the semi-sweet chocolate chips into the basic sugar cookie dough.
White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies:
Mix the white chocolate chips and dried cranberries into the basic sugar cookie dough.
Peppermint Sugar Cookies:
Mix the crushed candy canes and flour into the basic sugar cookie dough.

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