Christmas Sugar Cookies

READY IN: 3hrs 8mins
Recipe by apelsinjuice

There's nothing like soft sugar cookies at Christmas. I make these each year and I remember making them with my mom when I was little. This recipe is from a 1990 special heritage holiday edition of Betty Crocker. Try frosting these with Easy Creamy Decorating Frosting which I also have the recipe for. Or just put sprinkles on them before baking. Time does not include time it takes to roll out and cut cookies. This makes anywhere from 5 dozen to 7 dozen cookies depending on how thin you roll it and how many times you re-roll it.

Top Review by Dessmarie

This is the best sugar cookie recipe ever! I never even liked sugar cookies before, but these were way too addicting!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix powdered sugar, butter, vanilla, almond extract and egg in large bowl.
  2. Stir in flour, baking soda and cream of tartar.
  3. Cover and refrigerate 2 to 3 hours.
  4. Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
  5. Lightly grease cookie sheet.
  6. Divide dough in half.
  7. Roll each half 1/4 inch thick on lightly floured surface. Cut into desired Christmas shapes (or any other shapes for any other time of the year) with cookie cutters.
  8. Place on cookie sheet. Bake 7 to 8 minutes or until edges are light brown.

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