Are we ready to get our holiday baking on?! I am!
Growing up, my family gathered together every year for our annual Christmas sugar cookie baking and decorating. We would turn up the Christmas jams, break out all of the cookie cutters and Christmas sprinkles, and spend hours baking and decorating cookies.
Typically, it was my grandpa’s job to roll out the dough, while the rest of us would cut the cookie shapes, bake, and decorate. While it didn’t necessarily feel like a lot of work at the time (probably because it was also fun!), making cut-out sugar cookies proves to be a time consuming process!
These days, especially with a two year old and a newborn, I don’t have much patience for cut out sugar cookie baking and decorating. I’m sure I’ll bring back the tradition in a year or so when our kids can join in on the fun, but it’s not something I enjoy doing alone. Not only do I lack the skills to create pretty cookies, but rolling out the dough and cutting the shapes takes a lot of time!
This is where the drop dough sugar cookie comes in. Tastes like a sugar cookie and no cookie cutters. It’s a win-win.
Even better, I skipped the fancy decorating and just dipped the cookies in white chocolate and sprinkled them with crushed candy canes. Simple, pretty, and delicious!
Since one of my favorite flavors of the holidays is peppermint, I didn’t just settle for plain sugar cookies. I added a touch of peppermint extract to the cookie dough and it was just enough to let the peppermint flavor shine through.
We all absolutely loved these festive cookies! The cookie alone is delicious enough that you don’t necessarily NEED the white chocolate and crushed candy canes, but they add such a nice touch that I think it’s worth the extra steps. If you’re a fan of peppermint and sugar cookies, these need to be added to your Christmas baking list!