Hi. I’m Tracy, a Buyer at Improvements. I enjoy making Christmas cookies with my family, and this year I’m especially excited to use my Gotham Steel Bakeware.
Growing up, we used to make at least a dozen different kinds of cookies. And now I love being able to do the same with my own children. There’s something special about hanging out in the heart of the house, the kitchen. Just imagine baking for the holidays while Christmas movies are playing in the background that rallies the Christmas spirit!
Join me and my kids, Drew and Ava, as we use our ceramic Gotham Steel Bakeware for our holiday baking. Let’s get started.
Baking Christmas Cookies Using Gotham Steel Bakeware
Sugar cookies are my favorite, and of course, the most work. I’m sure the recipe isn’t unique. But it’s the one my mom used to make and now I make, too.
We mix up the cookie dough the night before, so we can roll out the dough the next day. Everyone has their favorite cookie cutter. Drew likes the Christmas tree and Ava is partial to the Candy Cane. Once all the dough has been rolled out, and the cookies have been cut onto the Gotham Steel Cookie Sheets, we’re ready to go.
Christmas Cookie Recipe
- 1 cup of butter
- 1 cup of sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp of vanilla
- 2 ½ cups of all-purpose flour
Soften the butter (let it sit out on your counter for a couple of hours) and then cream it together with the sugar. Add 2 unbeaten eggs. Beat after adding each one and then add vanilla and flour and chill overnight.
The next day preheat your oven to 350-degrees and roll your dough out to about a 1/8” thick. The colder the dough the easier it is to work with. Use flour on your work surface and rolling pin so that the dough will not stick. Use your favorite cookie cutters to cut out fun Christmas shapes and then place on your cookie sheet.
Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the edges start to brown slightly. Let the cookies cool before frosting.
Sugar Cookie Frosting
- 2 lbs. powdered sugar
- 1 lb. butter (soften)
- Crisco ¼ cup and 1 tablespoon
- 1 – 2 oz. of evaporated milk
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 tsp. almond extract
Mix the ingredients on low until well blended. Otherwise, you’ll have powdered sugar everywhere. If you want to add color to your frosting, divide it into smaller bowls and add food coloring. The more you add the more intense the color. You’re then ready to frost your cookies. Add sprinkles and create some Christmas memories!
What Kind of Christmas Cookies Will You Make?
The aroma of baking cookies fills the kitchen as I clean up all the flour and bits of dough that didn’t make it into the kid’s mouths. This way we’ll be ready to frost our delicious treats. I usually make my own frosting. However, I sometimes buy the frosting in a tube (Oh, the horror!) so that Drew and Ava can get creative with their designs…mini pastry chefs in the making!
The cookies are done and ready to be eaten thanks to the awesome non-stick surface on our Gotham Steel Cookie Sheets. As a working mom with two kids, and especially around the holidays, having bakeware in the kitchen like the Gotham Steel Cookie Sheets gives me back a little more time in my day. So, excuse me as I sit down and have a cookie or two with the kids.
Merry Christmas! – Tracy, Drew, and Ava.