Updated: May 9, 2022
All I want for Christmas are Mariah's cookies.
Mariah Carey's Sugar Cookies
Makes about 4 dozen
1 cup unsalted butter 1 cup granulated sugar 1 tablespoon whole milk 1 teaspoon lemon zest 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 large egg 2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting 1 teaspoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon salt Icing Red and green sprinkles
In large bowl and using a hand mixer, cream butter and sugar till light and fluffy. Add in milk, zest, vanilla, egg, and mix till smooth. In separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt. Gradually add dry ingredients to wet until thoroughly combined. Wrap dough in plastic and chill for 30 minutes.
Heat oven to 350°F. On lightly floured surface, roll dough out into a circle, about 1/8-inch thick. With cookie cutter, cut into shapes and transfer to a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Bake till lightly browned, about 12 to 15 minutes. Transfer to wire racks to cool. Decorate with icing and sprinkles!