Soft Frosted Christmas Cookies are the ultimate holiday treat. Soft and sweet with a perfect frosting, These easy Christmas cookies are the ideal addition to your festive dessert table and are perfect for a Christmas cookie exchange.
White Granulated Sugar | Eggs
Pure Vanilla Extract | Flour
Pure Almond Extract | Salt
Cream Of Tartar | Baking Soda
Pure Almond Extract
Gel Food Coloring (optional)
In a large mixing bowl cream, the softened butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
Beat in the eggs and extracts. Gradually beat the dried ingredients into the wet ingredients until a soft dough forms. Cover the dough and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or overnight.
Scoop out dough balls onto parchment lined baking sheets. Bake the cookies at 375°F for 8-12 minutes, or until the edges of the cookies are lightly golden. Cool the cookies on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
In a large mixing bowl beat the butter and almond extract together until fluffy. Gradually add the powdered sugar to the bowl and beat until combined with the butter. If frosting gets too thick, thin with water to desired consistency. Divide frosting into bowls and color as desired.
Spread the frosting over the top of each cookie with a small spatula or knife. Sprinkle the colored jimmies over the top of the unset frosting so they adhere to the frosting. Allow the frosting to set up on the top of the cookies before storing in an airtight container.