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The Best Christmas Cookies

Sugar cookies frosted with icing
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Chilling Time30 mins
Total Time48 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cookies, Holiday
Servings: 36 cookies
Calories: 123kcal


  • Cookie cutters


Sugar cookies recipe

  • 1 cup butter softened
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder

Cookie icing recipe

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp light corn syrup
  • 2½-3 tbsp lukewarm water
  • food coloring - optional


Sugar Cookies

  • Preheat oven 350
  • Mix butter and sugar together until light and blended
  • Mix in beaten egg and vanilla
  • Blend baking powder and flour and add 1 cup at a time
  • Make dough into a ball and cut into 4
  • Make into 4 small balls, wrap in plastic and refrigerate for 30 min
  • Roll ball into a ¼ inch slab on a piece of parchment so it won't stick.
  • Cut out desired shapes, reroll scraps and place back in refrigerator while you are working on the next ball of dough. Keep rotating until all dough is used.
  • Bake in oven for 8 -10 minutes
  • Let cool before icing

Cookie Icing

  • Mix ingredients together and add food coloring if desired
  • Pour into frosting bag fitted with a small tip or a squeeze bottle


Calories: 123kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 54mg | Potassium: 14mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 164IU | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg