Sugar Plum Dreams Cookies

Recipe by Charmed
READY IN: 1hr 22mins




  • Cover cookie sheets with foil or parchment paper.
  • In a bowl, whisk together the flour and salt. Cut in the cold butter.
  • Dissolve the yeast in the 1/4 cup warm water. Add the eggs, sour cream and flavoring. Cover and chill for 2 hours, but it can sit longer if necessary. The dough does not need to rise.
  • Make colored sugar by mixing sugar with food coloring.
  • Preheat the oven to 350.
  • Sprinkle some of the colored sugar in whatever color you desire onto wax paper.
  • Divide dough into thirds, and return the remainder to the refrigerator.
  • Roll the dough out to a 10" x 8" rectangle, then fold the ends in to the center. Resugar the surface and roll out again to an 10x8 inch rectangle. Repeat the rolling and folding process 2 more times (a total of 3).
  • Cut rolled out dough into 4" by 1/2" strips, then twist and shape as desired -- candy canes, rosettes, pretzels, rope twists, etc. Place the cookies on the prepared cookie sheets
  • Bake immediately, 10 to 12 minutes. Watch carefully as the sugar has a tendency to burn the cookies. When done, remove from the sheets at once.