We all have those moments that make Christmas morning special. For some, it's smelling fresh cinnamon rolls baking in the oven. For others, it's hearing classic Christmas carols as the gift giving begins. In my childhood, it was frantically searching through black trash bags of discarded wrapping paper trying to find the one piece of a toy you accidentally threw out.
On a more serious note, my mom is an excellent baker and always prepared at least six or seven different types of Christmas cookies every year. I don't know how she did it! This year I got one done, next year I'll try for two. Baby steps.
-1 teaspoon baking soda
-1/2 teaspoon baking powder
-1 cup butter, softened
-1 1/2 cups white sugar
-1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1. Heat oven to 375. Combine the flour, baking soda, and baking powder.
2. In another bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg and the vanilla. Gradually stir in the flour mix. Roll rounded teaspoons into dough balls and place onto an ungreased cookie sheet. (You really need these to be dough balls, they flatten out quite a bit when baking so if they aren't firmly round you'll end up with super thin and flat crisps.)
3. Bake for 9 minutes, then let stand for 2 minutes before removing from pan.
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