Homemade Christmas Cookies

You'll definitely end up on the "nice" list if you whip up a batch of these cookies.



  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 7 ounces butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups plain flour


  • 3 tbsp meringue powder
  • 4 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 3 ½ powdered sugar, sifted
  • Water, for softer consistency


  1. In the mixing bowl of a stand mixer, beat butter and sugar until pale yellow. Gradually pour the egg and vanilla extract and mix until combined. Add sifted pain flour and incorporate until dough is made. Remove from the bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  2. Lightly flour a silicone baking mat or parchment paper and using a rolling pin, evenly roll the dough out to about 1/4-inch thickness.

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