Grandma's Christmas Sugar Cutout Cookies

READY IN: 8mins
Recipe by mjwalter

This recipe came from my husband's grandmother who is not with us anymore. This is his favorite Christmas cookie.

Top Review by RotiJala

It works fine. I used grated lemon zest in addition to the vanilla. I also added a couple of tbs of ground almond to the last batch -- it made it slightly less tender but tasty too.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sift dry ingredients together.
  2. Add shortening or margarine using a fork to combine with dry ingredients.
  3. Add unbeaten eggs and vanilla.
  4. Mix well.
  5. Add ground pecans for added flavor. (This is how Grandma always mixed hers).
  6. Whisk the dry ingredients together, add alternately with the eggs and vanilla.
  7. Mix well.
  8. Roll out thin on floured board and cut with floured cookie cutters.
  9. Decorate with sugar.
  10. Bake at 375°F for 8 minutes.
  11. Makes about 6 dozen.

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