Turn this classic cookie recipe into a Christmas one by using green and red-colored sugars.
1 cup butter, softened
1 and ½ cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
¼ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons red sanding sugar or sugar crystals
2 tablespoons green sanding sugar or sugar crystals
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
Add the softened butter to a mixing bowl and use an electric mixer to beat butter on high for 30 seconds. Add the 1 and ½ cups sugar, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt and mix until combined. Use a spatula to scrape the side of the mixing bowl if necessary. Turn off mixer and add in eggs and vanilla- mix for 30 more seconds until combined. Turn off mixer and add 1 cup of flour at a time, beating after each addition until flour is incorporated. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and chill for 1 hour or more.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and prepare cookie sheets with parchment paper. Add the red sugar into a small bowl and the green sugar into a second small bowl. Add 1 teaspoon cinnamon into each bowl and mix. Shape dough into ~1 balls (you can make the balls smaller or larger based on how what size cookie you prefer. I ended up making 36 cookies from this batch of dough.)
Roll balls in either the red or green sugar mixture until dough is coated. Place 2 inches apart on the parchment paper.
Bake for 12-13 minutes or until bottoms are light brown. Transfer to wire racks and allow to cool.
Recipe by 2 Sisters 2 Cities at http://www.2sisters2cities.com/2013/12/11-christmas-snickerdoodles/