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.


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. 


Calories per serving:

309 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Sodium Low Potassium, Kidney Friendly, Vegetarian, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Pork Free, Alcohol Free, Kosher

Daily value:



  • Fat 7g 11%
  • Carbs 55g 18%
  • Saturated 4g 20%
  • Fiber 1g 4%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 25g
  • Monounsaturated 2g
  • Polyunsaturated 1g
  • Protein 6g 11%
  • Cholesterol 62mg 21%
  • Sodium 115mg 5%
  • Calcium 36mg 4%
  • Magnesium 10mg 3%
  • Potassium 62mg 2%
  • Iron 2mg 12%
  • Zinc 0mg 3%
  • Phosphorus 97mg 14%
  • Vitamin A 69µg 8%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 21%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 15%
  • Niacin (B3) 2mg 12%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 2%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 78µg 19%
  • Vitamin B12 0µg 2%
  • Vitamin D 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 0mg 2%
  • Vitamin K 1µg 1%
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