Slice and Bake Christmas Cookies

Slice and bake Christmas cookies with my easy, make ahead recipe will bring holiday magic to everyone.

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Bob’s Red Mill. All opinions are my own.

Slice and Bake Christmas cookies with my easy, make ahead recipe will bring holiday magic to everyone.

One thing I find is that the older I get, the more I enjoy being in the kitchen. I find
baking and cooking therapeutic. I have discovered the more detailed and elaborate
the recipe is, the more I WANT to be in the kitchen. Creating the perfect ganache for my peanut butter dessert, adding just the right details to a kid-friendly character
cupcake or in this case, creating eye catching slice and bake Christmas cookies.

Slice and bake Christmas cookies with my easy, make ahead recipe will bring holiday magic to everyone.

If you’ve never made cookies like these before, they are one of my favorite. I love that I can make them ahead of time, toss them into the refrigerator and then slice and bake the next day! They are foolproof!

Slice and bake Christmas cookies with my easy, make ahead recipe will bring holiday magic to everyone.

My second favorite part of these cookies, is that I love to give them away! From
giving to neighbors, to leaving a treat in my mailbox for my mail lady, to sliding
them into the teacher’s lounge at school, it brings me so much joy delivering sweet treats to others. Did you know that psychologists have found that baking for others promotes a sense of well-being and benefits the baker as much as, if not more, than the recipient.It’s true! And I believe it!

Slice and bake Christmas cookies with my easy, make ahead recipe will bring holiday magic to everyone.

It doesn’t matter who I give treats to, the person is always appreciative. One day I
dropped cookies to my neighbor, still in her pajamas nursing a cold, she was even
grateful I stopped by, even if her eyes were red and puffy and she hadn’t been out of bed in two days. I hear the toot of a horn when my mail lady drops my mail and finds cookies in my mailbox for her. I love to use cute boxes for my goodies, but
when I’m in a bind or a hurry, I grab a paper plate and some tin foil. Sometimes the real surprise is opening that foil! I often imagine how excited a person gets when they peek inside and see cookies!

Slice and bake Christmas cookies with my easy, make ahead recipe will bring holiday magic to everyone.

I connected with a woman on Facebook and she was getting rid of some chicken
wire I needed for a project. When I stopped to pick up the wire, I left a plate of
cookies in her mailbox. I messaged her to check her mail and she immediately sent
her thankfulness and was grateful there were such kind people in the world today!
It was a great feeling for both of us.

Slice and bake Christmas cookies with my easy, make ahead recipe will bring holiday magic to everyone.

For this recipe I used quality Bob’s Red Mill ingredients:

Grab a coupon for $1 off Bob’s Red Mill products and start making these slice and bake Christmas cookies today! Bob’s believe small acts of kindness make our world a better place and I do, too.

Slice and bake Christmas cookies with my easy, make ahead recipe will bring holiday magic to everyone.

If you are looking for a gluten free variation of this same recipe, swap the flour for Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free 1-to-1 Baking Flour. You can transform almost any traditional recipe that calls for flour with this Gluten Free Baking Flour providing superb results.

So grab your apron, and a friend or family member and get ready to bring holiday magic to others with these slice and bake Christmas cookies.

Slice and bake Christmas cookies with my easy, make ahead recipe will bring holiday magic to everyone.

Slice and Bake Christmas Cookies
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Recipe type: Cookies
 
Slice and bake Christmas cookies with my easy, make ahead recipe will bring holiday magic to everyone.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups Bob's Red Mill Unbleached White Organic All-Purpose Flour
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¾ salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • red and green gel food coloring
  • Bob's Red Mill Decorative Sprinkling Sugar
  • paper template cut to 9" x 3"
Instructions
  1. Beat butter, brown sugar and white sugar in a mixer until light and fluffy. About 3-5 minutes.
  2. Add eggs and beat well.
  3. Add flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda to a small bowl and mix well. Add to batter and beat until just combined.
  4. Remove dough from mixing bowl and divide into three sections. Return 1 section to the mixing bowl and add red food coring. Beat until well blended. Remove from bowl and wash bowl and beater. Repeat with another section of dough, adding green food coring.
  5. Wrap each color of dough in wax paper and place it into the refrigerator for 3 hours.
  6. Remove dough from the refrigerator and divide each piece in half. Roll each piece on a flat surface lightly dusted with flour to ¼" thickness. Use the paper template to place on top of the dough and trim around it with a knife. Remove excess and re-roll.
  7. Place each rectangle of dough on top of each other, alternating colors or creating a pattern. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap. Gently press the colors together on all sides. Refrigerate overnight.
  8. Preheat oven to 375 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  9. Remove cookies from plastic wrap and slice to ¼" thickness and place onto prepared pan. Sprinkle with a generous amount of decorative sugar. Bake for 7-8 minutes or until center is set. Let set on pan for 1 minute before moving to a cooling rack to cool completely.
Notes
Substitute Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free 1 to 1 Baking Flour in place of all purpose flour to make these gluten free.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Bob’s Red Mill. All opinions are my own.

Slice and bake Christmas cookies with my easy, make ahead recipe will bring holiday magic to everyone.

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