The Freshman Cook: Mittens and Hats Sugar Cookies/ #FBCookieSwap

I love Christmas cookies, so when it comes time for the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap every holiday season, I am definitely in! This year I sent my three secret bloggers my Mittens and Hats Sugar Cookies. This sugar cookie recipe is one of my favorites! It is not difficult to make, but the decorating does take some time. If you are looking for a special sugar cookie recipe, this is the one!

The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap is more than just a cookie swap. We raise money to donate to Cookies for Kids Cancer, and we work with some wonderful sponsors. This year our sponsors are Dixie Crystals, Land ‘O Lakes, and OXO! Isn’t that a great list?! Thank you to all of the wonderful sponsors!

 Mittens and Hats Sugar Cookies

printable recipe
5 cups Flour

3 teaspoon Baking Powder

2 cups Butter

2 cups Sugar

2 Eggs

2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract

1 teaspoon Salt


6 ounces warm Water

5 tablespoons Meringue Powder

1 teaspoon Cream of Tartar

2.25 pounds Confectioner’s Sugar

Place the flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl and set aside. Add the butter to the mixing bowl. Mix for 30 seconds, then add sugar. Cream together until light and fluffy.

Mix in the eggs, and vanilla. 

Add the dry ingredients to the mixing bowl, a little at a time until it is all added and mixed together.

Refrigerate your dough until you are ready to cut out and bake the cookies. Roll out the dough and cut out with a hat and mitten cookie cutter. Bake cookies at 350 degrees for 7-8 minutes. Let cool, then make frosting.

Place warm water and meringue powder in a large mixer bowl. Mix together with a whisk for 30 seconds. Add cream of tartar and whisk again for 30 seconds. Add confectioners sugar all at once and mix on low for 10 minutes. Once the frosting is mixed, make sure to keep it covered. Separate what you will need into small containers so you can mix the frosting with your desired color. Mix some red and some green. Make sure to leave some white also. Decorate hats in red or green or whatever color you desire. As soon as you frost the hat or mittens, take a piping bag with white frosting and makes dots on top of the wet icing. Let dry.
Add the pom pom and the ruffle to each hat and the ruffle to each mitten. Use an M1 Wilton tip.

Thank you so much for dropping by today. I hope these cookies make you smile and give you some Christmas spirit!
Thank you also to Lindsay from Love and Olive Oil and Julie from The Little Kitchen for doing all the behind the scenes work every year so that this Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap comes together like magic! Merry Christmas! You may like some of these holiday favorites: Gingerbread Men

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Thanks for stopping by today!

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