Sugar Cookie Ornaments

Sugar Cookie Ornaments
Staff Writer

Ron Chapple Studios

There's no better way to turn your baked goods into a holiday specialty than by making them into an ornament. I'll poke a whole through the top of the cookies before baking so that I can string a ribbon through. Once they're done, I'll decorate them with colored icing or edible glitter to give them a nice holiday glow.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4  Cup  all-purpose flour, plus more for rolling
  • 1/4  Teaspoon  baking powder
  • Pinch of  salt
  • 2  Tablespoons  butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2  Cup  sugar
  • egg
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  vanilla bean

Directions

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.

Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt and set aside. In a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugar until fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla beans and continue to beat until well combined. Slowly add the flour mixture until all of it is combined. Wrap the dough and chill for at least 1 hour. 

Roll out the dough until it is about ¼-inch thick, and then cut out cookies in any desired shape. Place the cookies on a baking sheet and poke wholes through the top. Bake the cookies for about 10 minutes or until golden brown. When the cookies have cooled, decorate with desired icing and sprinkles and tie a ribbon through the hole. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
19g
27%
Sugar
14g
16%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Carbohydrate, by difference
63g
48%
Protein
7g
15%
Calcium, Ca
52mg
5%
Fiber, total dietary
5g
20%
Folate, total
12µg
3%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
16mg
5%
Phosphorus, P
202mg
29%
Selenium, Se
14µg
25%
Sodium, Na
388mg
26%
Water
5g
0%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Sugar Cookie Shopping Tip

Be sure to purchase the correct flour a recipe calls for – flours differ in gluten or protein content, making each suited for specific tasks.

Sugar Cookie Cooking Tip

Insert a toothpick into the center of cakes, bar cookies, and quick breads to test for doneness – it should come out clean or only have a few crumbs clinging to it.