Total Time
2hrs 10mins
Prep 2 hrs
Cook 10 mins

A great recipe for decorating holiday cookies. The recipe has been in our family for generations and is definitely a favorite!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sift dry ingredients. Set aside.
  2. Cream butter and sugar. Beat in eggs. Add milk and vanilla. Mix.
  3. Slowly add dry ingredients using mixer on lowest speed.
  4. Chill the dough for a few hours, then roll on pastry cloth and cut into shapes.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 7-10 minutes.
  6. Once cookies are cool, make frosting and decorate.
Most Helpful

im quite picky, and i LOVED this recipe.<br/>tastes great! thank you!<br/><br/><br/>i live in a hot humid climate so the dough was sticky, i added mabye a 1/4 more flour and it was then perfect. but i did also use that hint of using parchment paper, wonderful.

Lilmamma001 August 25, 2013

Wow, these sure taste good mewack. That said, I did have trouble with the dough. I couldn't roll it I baked the cookies in my heart shaped cookie molds. They worked great. Resulting in big beautiful, puffy cookies. Crisp on the outside and tender and light on the inside. I glazed the cookies with a simple milk and icing glaze. Thank you for sharing your treat. They were a big hit with the kids at the baby shower I attended. Made for Fall/Pac/09 :)

Baby Kato September 25, 2009