For Christmas we made rolled sugar cookies using cookie molds. My mother brought along a German recipe for the cookies which she has made for decades. They are easy, fast and delicious.
If you want to give it a try, here is the recipe (you may need a kitchen scale to measure the ingredients):
150g white sugar
1 tbsp baking powder
1 pack vanilla sugar
Mix flour, baking powder and vanilla sugar in a small bowl. In a different bowl, cream butter and white sugar until fluffy. Add eggs on at a time. Gradually stir in the flour mixture. Cover dough in plastic wrap and cool for about 1 hour in the refrigerator. Cover working surface with flour. Roll out dough and cut out cookies with molds. Place cookies on a cookie sheet. Bake for about 13 minutes at 350 degrees.
These rolled sugar cookies are delicious plain, but are also perfect for decorating. I always mix up some powdered sugar with water or milk, add some food coloring and let the kids decorate the cookies. It is fun and they love it. Finish the iced cookies with an almond or sprinkles for additional decoration!