Christmas with My Babies + Sugar Cookie Recipe…

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One of our favorite Christmas traditions is baking homemade Christmas sugar cookies and decorating them!!! I baked them a couple weeks ago when we had our first big snowstorm of the season, and once they were all gone (Dash somehow snatched the last few cookies off the counter while we were sleeping) I figured we needed more because they are my favorite (and now Isla’s too).

Isla loves to help me in the kitchen whenever I cook. You may have seen that she has her own little kitchen set up in our kitchen, and I really think she’s catching onto the idea of “cooking while I’m cooking” and “helping me get ready for dinner.” She is a natural helper and the sweetest big sister to Jackson, and she ALWAYS has to be doing something! This busy chick had the best time frosting cookies (okay, more like licking the frosting off and making a complete mess!! haha).

I thought it would be fun to document our morning of Christmas cookies because these days spent at home with my babies are the best days and I always want to remember them. I use my  Canon Rebel T6i to capture cute, daily moments. Especially when I want to capture pictures to frame in my home. Sometimes iPhone photos just don’t cut it. I use the EF 50mm f/1.8 lens on my Rebel, using a lens with a shallow depth of field is the secret to getting images that look like a professional took them. Your subject will be in focus and everything else will be blurred. At first glance, the camera and lens seem like a big expense (I remember thinking that when I bought my first camera and lens), but it’s such a good investment and it’s such a good price for the quality of product you are going to get!

best-christmas-sugar-cookie-recipeFor the frosting I use the cream cheese frosting recipe by Barefoot Contessa here.

If you have any questions on the recipe leave them in the comment box below!!

xo, Rach

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51 Comments

  1. I made your sugar cookie recipe last week for the first time and they were delicious. I plan on making them again this weekend for my family to decorate. Thank you for sharing your recipe & Merry Christmas!

    1. Hi,

      Can you tell me how you measure your cups flour? I live in the Netherlands and we always use grams….thats why i find it hard to measure with cups….it deviates too much….

  2. Thanks for sharing Rach, I am on the hunt for a camera to snap pictures of the kids that is good quality! Happy Christmas and love the home made cookie recipe :)

  3. Hi Rach! beautiful Photos! by the way, the measuring for vanilla, almond extract and baking powder, is it a tablespoon or a teaspoon? Thanks!

  4. Can’t wait to try this recipe! Question though – when you say “t” (as in 2 t vanilla), do you mean 2 TEAspoons or 2 TABLEspoons?

  5. I tried making them but i never end up getting the cookie shape I want or the thickness of the cookie u made . What’s the trick please , can you post a video ???

  6. Rachel,

    Hoe do you measure out your cups flour? I always work with grams so my style of measuring cups changes every time…

  7. Hi Rach, you should write a post on how to take quality photos! I liked your little snippet on your Canon Rebel – I just bought the same one and have no idea how to use it! Would be great to hear some of your tips.

  8. Hi Rachel,
    I would love to know where you got your marble and wood cake stands from? I love the ginger bread house sitting on it <3

  9. These are so beautiful and lovely photos..In this casual look also, you look so stunningly beautiful Rach and both the kiddos are super cute…….xoxo, Neha

  10. Love, love your kitchen! I also love your holiday cookies. Oh, thanks for the tip on the camera. Gonna give my hubby a hint on what I want for Christmas!😉

  11. Hi, I’m in Park City, do you know how I would need to alter this recipe for high altitude? Also, where are the little hobnail bowl from? Thank you!

  12. Love this post! I use the canon rebel and love it. Where is your white with gold trim muffin pan from? Thanks so much!

    1. You are so sweet, Sophie! I try to do as much as I can with them. I’m lucky to be able to have a lot of time at home with them, even if I’m working. Being a mom is my favorite job!
      xo,
      Rach

  13. Hi Rach! Your blog is amazing. I love your home and decorating tips. Very inspirational too. Where did you get your white cupcake pan with gold trim and the white little cups used for frosting? Keep posting pics your are super talented.

    Have a great day!
    Diane