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.

4
Servings
399
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

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
  • 1 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
10g
14%
Sugar
3g
3%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
3mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
69g
53%
Protein
8g
17%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
14mg
1%
Choline, total
7mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
5g
20%
Folate, total
125µg
31%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
16mg
5%
Niacin
4mg
29%
Phosphorus, P
78mg
11%
Selenium, Se
23µg
42%
Sodium, Na
53mg
4%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
8g
0%

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.