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
307
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients
Makes
A dozen cookies

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. 

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
7g
11%
Sugar
25g
N/A
Saturated Fat
4g
20%
Cholesterol
55mg
18%
Protein
5g
11%
Carbs
55g
18%
Vitamin A
66µg
7%
Vitamin B12
0.1µg
1.8%
Vitamin D
0.3µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
0.4mg
1.8%
Vitamin K
0.6µg
0.8%
Calcium
35mg
4%
Fiber
1g
4%
Folate (food)
17µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
119µg
30%
Folic acid
60µg
N/A
Iron
2mg
11%
Magnesium
10mg
3%
Monounsaturated
2g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
2mg
12%
Phosphorus
94mg
13%
Polyunsaturated
0.6g
N/A
Potassium
60mg
2%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
14.7%
Sodium
112mg
5%
Sugars, added
25g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.3mg
20.8%
Trans
0.2g
N/A
Zinc
0.4mg
2.8%