Friday, December 17, 2010

Sugar Cookie ideas

I am selling baked goods and gift baskets for Christmas this year. I sometimes get tired of making the sale old sugar cookies. I see all these pictures in magazines for awesome uses for sugar cookies. So, i figured I would try it out. So here it goes!

To make a jelly-filled cookie, you will need a regular size cookie cutter, and a mini cookie cutter of the same design. To make one full cookie, you need to make two regular size cut-outs. One of those cutouts, take the mini cutter and cut out the center. Now you should have one regular sugar cookie cutout, and a same size cookie cutout with no center. Just repeat the process till your dough is gone! I used Trees and stars.

After your cookie is baked and cooled, take your favorite jelly or jam and put it on the full cookie cutout.  Then place the cutout cookie on top of the full cookie....and you now have one full cookie!


  • 3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup margarine, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  1. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together, set aside. In a large bowl, cream together the margarine and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Gradually blend in the sifted ingredients until fully absorbed. Cover dough, and chill for 2 hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease cookie sheets. On a clean floured surface, roll out small portions of chilled dough to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut out shapes using cookie cutters.
  3. Bake 6 to 8 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges are barely brown. Remove from cookie sheets to cool on wire racks.

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