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Glazed Sugar Cookies – Fun Swirled Christmas Cookies!

Glazed Sugar Cookies – Fun Swirled Christmas Cookies!

What is the best Christmas cookie recipe?

It all depends on preference, but I think the best Christmas cookie recipe is this one! Make these fun and easy Glazed Sugar Cookies! These swirled Christmas cookies will disappear quickly because they are so good!

glazed sugar cookies

The holidays are such a joyous time for the family. If you love making Christmas cookies with your family, you will love these glazed sugar cookies!

glazed sugar cookies

The dough is a swirled cookie dough and it looks so good underneath a clear cookie glaze.

glazed christmas cookies

How long does it take sugar cookie glaze to dry? 

Definitely allow 1-2 hours for the sugar cookie glaze to dry, but if you can plan ahead, it’s probably best to let them sit overnight. But, if you’re into taste more than glaze hardening, then by all means, eat up whenever you like!

glazed swirled sugar cookies

glazed sugar cookies

The swirled cookie dough is gorgeous and so much fun!

glazed sugar christmas cookies

glazed christmas cookies

I love baking my sweets and sugar cookie glaze without corn syrup, so this recipe is a winner in our house. No need to head to the store, because most of these items are in your pantry already!

sugar cookie icing

Out of all of the icings in the world, one of my favorites is definitely a powdered sugar glaze for cookies that hardens. It’s the perfect texture and flavor!

glazed sugar cookies

 

Enjoy these glazed sugar cookies this holiday season!

Glazed Sugar Cookies
Yield: 30 cookies

Glazed Sugar Cookies

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Additional Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

Make these fun and easy Glazed Sugar Cookies! These swirled Christmas cookies will disappear quickly because they are so good!

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 and 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for rolling
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Red food coloring
  • For the Glaze:
  • 1 cup powdered icing sugar
  • 1-2 Tablespoons warm water
  • 1 Tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, optional

Instructions

    1. In a large bowl, beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
    2. Beat in the egg, vanilla extract and optional peppermint extract until combined.
    3. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, cream of tartar and salt.
    4. Beat the flour mixture into the butter mixture.
    5. Divide dough in half and dye half red with the food dye.
    6. On a clean floured surface, place small balls of each color of dough in a random pattern.
    7. Use a floured rolling pin to roll the doughs together. You may want to fold and re-roll a couple times to get the marbled effect you desire.
    8. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate 1 hour.
    9. Preheat oven to 350°F and remove the dough from the fridge.
    10. Line or grease 2 cookie sheets.
    11. Use cookie cutters to cut out your desired shapes and place on prepared cookie sheet.
    12. Bake for 4-6 minutes, until lightly browned and set on the edges.
    13. Allow cookies to cool completely before preparing the glaze.
    14. In a wide bowl, combine all glaze ingredients and stir well until no powdered sugar lumps remain.
    15. Dip each cookie into the glaze and allow the excess glaze to run off.
    16. Place the cookies back on the cooling rack or cookie sheet and allow to dry for 1-2 hours before attempting to store or serve.

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