Christmas Sugar Cookies

A must have recipe for your holiday cookie baking! My mother and grandparents get together every year to make upwards of 300 cookies. They divide everything up in tins, put ‘em in the freezer, and remove as necessary for all the holiday parties. These cookies are the best because they are delicious frozen or warm!

Christmas Sugar Cookies

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  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¾ cup salted butter, softened
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Colored sugar for decorating (or frosting)

  1. In a medium bowl combine the flour and salt with a wire wisk
  2. In a large mixing bowl cream the butter and sugar with an electric mixer on medium speed.
  3. Add egg and vanilla and beat until well mixed.
  4. Scrape down sides of bowl then add the flour mixture.
  5. Blend on low speed until combined. Do not overmix.
  6. Gather dough into a ball. Flatten the ball into a disk and wrap tightly in plastic wrap. Refrigerate one hour.
  7. Roll dough out to ¼” thickness on floured surface. Cut with cookie cutters.
  8. Place on ungreased cookie sheets.
  9. Bake 13-15 minutes – be careful not to brown.
  10. Cool on flat surface – then decorate!


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