I cannot remember a Christmas that didn't involve my family rolling out cookie dough, cutting Christmas tree and Santa cookies, and smothering them with as much buttercream icing as possible. And, topping them off with sugar, sugar and, oh yeah, more sugar! But hey, it's the holidays, so let's get jolly.
I found this recipe on one of my go-to blogs, Our Best Bites. This was the first year I didn't make my family's sugar cookie recipe that is on the back of a 1988 M&M calendar, I thought it was time to make a change in my life.
There is nothing out of the ordinary going on with this recipe, just flour, baking powder, sugar, butter, eggs and vanilla. The recipe originally calls for almond extract, but I must admit, I am not a huge fan of the stuff. Despite the ordinary ingredients, these cookies will produce extraordinary results! I love 'em, and I am not afraid to admit it.