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Pretty Party Basics: 1 Dough Recipe – 5 Different Holiday Cookies

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Pretty Party Basics : Tips & Tricks For Icing Sugar Cookies LIke A Pro | Meghan Splawn for The Sweet Lulu Blog

 

Our cut-out sugar cookie dough can (and should) be made in big batches, frozen and kept on hand at all times. And not just because its easy, delicious, and perfect for any occasion, but because it is incredibly versatile! Here are a few simple ideas for using our Sugar Cookie recipe for everything from sandwich cookies to gingerbread! 

 

5 Easy Peasy

Holiday Cookie Ideas

 

Snowballs: Instead of chilling and rolling the dough, scoop the dough into tablespoon rounds and bake for 8-10 minutes. While still warm brush with melted butter and toss in powdered sugar. 

Pretty Party Basics: 1 Dough - 5 Different Holiday Cookies | Meghan Splawn for The Sweet Lulu Blog

 

Jam Filled: Just cut the sugar cookie dough into rounds (a smaller round cut from the top is simply for decoration) and fill with your favorite jam. The jam will soften the cookies slightly and make them taste like an entirely different cookie! 

Pretty Party Basics: 1 Dough - 5 Different Holiday Cookies | Meghan Splawn for The Sweet Lulu Blog 

 

Gingerbread: Add ¼ cup molasses, 2 teaspoons ground ginger, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg just after mixing (or you can mix these ingredients into soften sugar cookie dough) and treat as you would the sugar cookie dough, chill, roll, chill, cut, chill, bake! 

Pretty Party Basics: 1 Dough - 5 Different Holiday Cookies | Meghan Splawn for The Sweet Lulu Blog

 

Ginger Cookie Sandwiches: A simple filling for gingerbread cookies cut into rounds – 4 ounces of softened cream cheese mixed with 2 cups powdered sugar and a pinch of salt. 

Pretty Party Basics: 1 Dough - 5 Different Holiday Cookies | Meghan Splawn for The Sweet Lulu Blog

Chocolate + Candy Cane Coins: Make chocolate (!!!) sugar cookies by adding 4 ounces of melted unsweetened chocolate and an egg yolk to the softened dough (again, this can be done at the end of mixing or softened dough after its been frozen or otherwise chilled). For a festive cookie, add crushed candy canes, roll into a log, chill the dough and then slice into ¼ inch coins. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. 

Pretty Party Basics: 1 Dough - 5 Different Holiday Cookies | Meghan Splawn for The Sweet Lulu Blog

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Recipe, styling, and photography:  Meghan Splawn of Stir & Scribble

Meghan Splawn is a professional recipe developer, food stylist, and mama. Her personal blog, Stir& Scribble, is full of clever cooking, classic cocktails, and useful kitchen tips. Her favorite cookie is oatmeal chocolate chip, but she’s never met a cookie she didn’t like!