What do you think of when I mention Christmas? Santa Claus, the Nativity and the birth of Jesus, a decorated Christmas tree, beautifully wrapped gifts, lights… and Christmas cookies! Of course, there are all types of Christmas cookies and goodies, but I think the sugar cookies are the best! This year, try this recipe to make the best ever Christmas sugar cookies.
I don’t know about you, but for me, Christmas cookies conjure up memories from childhood… so I’m going to share Grandma’s Best Every Christmas Sugar Cookies. They are so easy to make (you won’t even have to buy that pre-packaged sugar cookie mix!) and they taste AMAZING!!
Best Ever Christmas Sugar Cookie Recipe
- 3¾ cups sifted, all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1½ cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup butter (2 sticks), room temperature
- 1½ tsp pure vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a bowl, stir together flour and baking powder.
- In another bowl, beat butter with sugar until fluffy and light.
- Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in flour mixture, a third at a time to make a stiff dough. *For best results, refrigerate for 15 minutes before rolling out cookie dough.
- Roll dough out on floured counter-top. Make cookies approx. 3/8 inch thick.
- Divide cookie dough into thirds. Only roll out one-third of the dough at a time. This way, once the dough has been covered in flour and rolled out, the excess will be mixed with fresh dough (that has not been floured or rolled yet), so it keeps it from becoming too tough.
- Bake 8-10 minutes.
Sugar Cookie Icing Recipe
- 1 Tbsp butter, room temperature
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 ½ cup confectioners sugar
- 3 Tbsp milk
- Beat butter, vanilla, and confectioner’s sugar until smooth.
- Add in milk 1 Tbsp at a time.
**Make sure each batch of cookies is approximately the same size and thickness. If cookies are different thickness or size, they will not cook evenly and you will have some that are overcooked, while others may be undercooked.
From our family to yours, we wish you a blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year. May the love of Christ fill your hearts and lives this Christmas and throughout the year!
And I truly hope that your family will take the time to make some wonderful memories as you bake and eat cookies together!
And if you want to try something different than these traditional Christmas Sugar Cookies, this recipe for classic Linzer Cookies is absolutely delicious!
Or for more family time together, you can gather the kids around and make some wonderful ornaments to decorate your tree. I love doing this because every year when we decorate the tree, we reminisce a bit. The kids love looking back at stuff they did in preschool and it is just fun memories. Not to mention, they are the most cherished ornaments on the tree because they were made by the kids… Take a look at my posts for how to make these special keepsake ornaments: