Christmas Sugar Cookies--Or Anytime

READY IN: 21mins
Recipe by Mimi in Maine

I had made sugar cookies for more years than I want to count and never changed the recipe. But then one day, a lady at our church made this recipe for the kids at the Christmas program. My husband tasted them and told me to get the recipe. I rebelled at changing, but to please him, I tried them. Now, these are all I ever make. They are wonderful. I do use Crisco (shame on me because of the type of fat.) The lady said she had tried, and I did too, butter, and also half butter and half Crisco, but they didn't come out the same, but with the Crisco they are yummy.

Top Review by Babydoll070409

These cookies are absolutely amazing!!!!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix the shortening, sugar, vanilla, and eggs till light and fluffy.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Chill 3-4 hours or overnight (I do mine overnight).
  4. On a well-floured surface, roll thin.
  5. Cut in shapes.
  6. Place on ungreased baking sheet.
  7. Sprinkle sugar on top of them.
  8. Bake 350-375 degrees (depending on oven) for 6-8 minutes depending on your thickness.
  9. Cool on a rack.
  10. You may also decorate them with and icing; there are a couple of good ones on Zaar.

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