Guest Post by Kristy Trowbridge

One of A Kind Christmas Sugar Cookies

Sugar cookies are a major part of any Christmas celebration well, unless you’re me. However, my sister Anne is a great cook and baker! Anne decided instead of using the traditional sugar cookie recipe she would instead use a recipe from her favorite cook book, “The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Recipes from an Accidental Country Girl” by Ree Drummond. This particular recipe calls for powder sugar which gives the cookies plenty of sugar which means, no need for frosting!

Recipe Book

Angel Sugar Cookies
(Recipe can be found on Page 236)
Makes 18

2 whole Large Eggs
1 cup Canola Oil
2 sticks Butter, Softened
1 cup Sugar
1 cup Powdered Sugar
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
4 cups Plus 2 Tablespoons, All-purpose Flour
1 teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
1 teaspoon Cream Of Tartar

Preparation Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a large mixing bowl, cream together eggs, oil, butter, sugars, and vanilla.
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Add remaining ingredients and mix well.
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Cover and refrigerate dough one hour.
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Create balls of dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
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Bake for 9 to 11 minutes, until cookies are just barely turning brown. Allow to cool before eating.
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·         Cookies are thin so let them cool before handling!

Below is a hot Coco recipe from my Mom that she gladly shared to go with your sugar cookies!

Mom’s Easy Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix

Large Nestle Quick Powder (minus the marshmallows)
Large Powder Coffee Creamer (Original)
Large Bag of Powder Sugar
Large Box of Powder Milk
Add as much cinnamon and fresh nutmeg as you desire!
Simple mix in giant bowl and it’s done. Now you’re ready for hot water and whipped cream!

By Shelli Trowbridge AKA Mum

Anne Trowbridge (My sister) and the elf is Gonzalo.


  1. Those cookies look really good! I completely forgot to make holiday sugar cookies. Guess I still have a few days to get it done haha

  2. Mmmm...Cookies! YUM! And Homemade Hot Cocoa too? Awesome!
    Pinning this for sure. =0)
    Visiting from Blogging Buddies

  3. I love your little Elf helper; how adorable! :) xx