Sugar Cookie Recipe

VIDEO: This sugar cookie recipe is not only festive, it’s frugal to make and the cookies look really, really pretty once they’re done. With a dusting of crushed candy canes, every chewy bite will remind you of Christmas. You can refrigerate the cookie dough and make fresh batches as needed, or bake up a big batch and package the cookies as tasty gifts. Either way, be sure to give this new-take on sugar cookies a try. You won’t be disappointed. Enjoy!


Makes 4 dozen

For buttermilk:
3/4 cup milk
1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice

2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 cup softened butter
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 to 5 tablespoons buttermilk
Red/white candy canes (5-6 small size)


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