Every year I try to get an early start on the holidays, and every year they hit me smack in the face like an 18 wheeler filled with potatoes. (There is no significance to the potatoes...it was just the heaviest thing I could think of.)
I don't know how it happens, but it does.
There are just so many things to bake, foods to photograph, presents to buy and then wrap and holiday parties to attend. The other day, things were so crazy, I even forgot to eat. Just didn't do it.
You hear people say this all the time. "I was just so busy, I totally forgot to eat." And because I am constantly thinking about food, I was always like ummm, you are a liar. Food > everything.
But then it happened to me. Awkward.
So if you are anything like me, and you don't even have enough time in the day to eat, but you still need to show up with some awesome baked good for the holiday party, I have a solution for you. Introducing the easiest holiday sugar cookies ever.
You do have to let them harden in the fridge for an hour or so - but that is plenty of time to wrap a few presents. And then, all you do is drizzle the icing and a few sprinkles and you are done. BAM. And, if you wanted to make things even easier...you can get yourself some pre-made royal icing. I promise I won't tell anyone! Also these are the Sprinkles I used. They are amazing and I love them :)
*Royal Icing recipe adapted from Joy of Baking
*Makes 40 Cookies
This is my first year trying royal icing ????Can you tell me how long it takes the frosting to harden so I can pack and ship the cookies?
Hi Jeanice! So excited for you. I would say give it a solid 12 hours for it to be completely dry!
I am definitely trying this! That imaginary person at the beginning of your post? Totally me. I work four ten-hour days so I can have 3-day weekends to work on my blog, and by the time I walk in the door at the end of a work day I can hardly think straight, let alone make a time-consuming recipe. This kind of dinner is just what I need! Regards Hannah Flack
Everyone needs this kind of dinner every once in a while!
This recipe looks awesome!!! Since I don’t use grain flour, do you think almond or coconut flour would work well as a substitute? Thanks! Regards Rose Martine
Hi Rose! This recipe is so fun! I have never tried using a substitute for these cookies - but I'm sure almond flour would work just fine. If you are going to use almond flour, I would use a little bit more baking powder to account for the heaviness of the flour.
I love this! Might need your help on the decorations...
I can do that :)
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