Sugar cookies and Christmas just go hand in hand, right?
I love to make homemade sugar cookies with royal icing and sprinkles, but this year, the theme is simple. In case you’re wondering, piping cookies is NOT simple. Ok, it’s not rocket science, but it does require a few more steps than what I’m up for these days.
These cookies, on the other hand, require only four easy steps, and your kids can do some of them.
Step One: Open a package of refrigerated sugar cookie dough and divide it in half.
Step Two: Color one half of the dough red (or pink as the case may be).
Step Three: Roll the dough into long “snakes” then twist the snakes together to form candy canes.
Step Four: Bake according to package instructions.
Easy is not the word. Too easy is more like it.
Messy is another word that comes to mind, but compared to the mess of rolling out and cutting cookies then icing them, this is much less of a mess. You only clean once at least!
One note though: You might consider adding one step and placing the shaped dough in the freezer for a few minutes before baking. This helps keep the cookies from spreading too much. I’ve found that store-bought dough tends to spread out more than homemade.
Seriously, the kids enjoyed shaping the dough, and we all enjoyed eating them.
I’m sure you will, too!