Classic Holiday Cookie Recipe, from Alekka Sweeney of Give Me Some Sugar

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Alekka Sweeney, Executive Chef/Owner of Give Me Some Sugar, shares a recipe with us for delicious holiday cookies. Find more information at:


Basic Rolled Sugar Cookie Dough

3 cups AP Flour

½ teaspoon salt

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter

1 cup sugar

1 large egg

1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract

½ teaspoon almond extract


Cream the butter and the sugar until light and fluffy

Whisk together the flour and the salt

Add the egg and the extract and beat until combined, scraping down sides

Add the flour with the mixer on low and mix until just combined

Separate into 2 discs and roll between two pieces of parchment paper to ¼ inch and refrigerate for about 25-30 minutes before cutting into shapes.

Bake cookies at 325 for 10-15 minutes until lightly browned around the edges


Corn Syrup Icing

2lb powdered sugar

½ cup plus 2 tablespoons milk

½ cup plus 2 tablespoons corn syrup

1 tablespoon of flavoring or combination of flavorings


Mix all ingredients together until smooth.

–  May have to add more powdered sugar to get proper consistency for outlining

–  Will have to thin out with more milk to get flooding consistency


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