Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 10 mins

These cookies are a Christmas tradition in our home...A very delicious tradition, I might add! Try them in your holiday baking and see what you think! (Prep time includes rolling cookie dough into balls)


  1. Cream sugar and butter.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and mix well.
  3. Roll dough into balls the size of walnuts.
  4. Place on ungreased baking sheet (s).
  5. Flatten balls slightly with your hand, then with a fork.
  6. Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes until slightly browned.
  7. Remove from baking sheets and place on rack to cool.
  8. ***Sprinklewith colored sugar at Christmas time for that festive touch!


Most Helpful

I made these for the Cookiethon, then had technical difficulties so didn't get my review posted in a timely manner...sorry, Martha. These were very easy to make. I colored some white sugar with red food coloring and some with green food coloring. The first two pans I sprinkled the sugar on after baking. I wasn't satisfied with this, so for the next two pans, I used a glass dipped in the colored sugar and slightly flattened the cookie balls. This worked beautifully and is definitely the way I'll do it next time. I didn't try the second method initially because I was afraid the sugar on top would make the tops burn, but it didn't at all. Thanks for sharing this recipe Martha!

Cindy Lynn January 24, 2003

Excellent, easy recipe! Made a double batch. I made these even smaller and flattened them with a fork dipped in sugar. After baking I frosted the bottom side of one cookie with a peanut butter concoction I made, then pressed the bottom of another cookie to the filling, like a sandwich. They were SO good! DH's boss came over for dinner that night and there were only six left the next morning, out of 2 1/2 dozen assembled cookies! Of course the kids were crazy for them too! *They were done in about 8 minutes in my gas oven* Thanks for a great cookie! ~Lana~

~Lana~ July 08, 2003

This recipe will now be my one & only butter cookie recipe! So easy & delicious - I had a party of six guests and they ate the entire batch! I didn't use the colored sugar but served with Peppermint Patty fondue for dipping - heavenly! (Just melt 12 ounces of Peppermint Patty candies with 1/4 cup of milk - keep warm for dipping - YUM!).

KeyWee March 17, 2003

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