Welcome to day #10 of the 12 Days of Easy Christmas Cookies! I decided to share some my family’s favorite traditional cookie recipes like Thimble Cookies (aka Bird’s Nests) and Shortbread, and also try out some new recipes like Chocolate Covered Oreos and Hugs & Kisses Cookies. If you’re not already signed up to receive email updates, might I suggest you do? You don’t want to miss out! You can also follow along on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram!
We’re getting down to the final cookie recipes from the 12 Days of Easy Christmas Cookies. Not to say I’m leaving the best for last, but these sugar cookies are one of the best sugar cookies you’ll ever eat. You do not need to chill this dough and the shape holds well while baking. Decorate them with colored sugar or whip a batch of Royal Icing.
These sugar cookies are not exclusively for Christmas. This is my go-to recipe for Valentine’s Day hearts, Halloween spooky cut outs and any other holiday that requires a special treat. Tuck a few of these decorated cookies into a pretty container for friends for the perfect gift.
Prior to my Cookie Christmas Parties, I used to spend a full day, sometimes two, baking Christmas treats. I would then divide up the baked goodies, package them up and spend another day driving around the city delivery cookies to friends and family I don’t normally get to see over the holidays. Have you noticed how well received home baking is? People would literally dive into their goodies before I even walked out the door. Others would at least until I was backing out of their driveway before they started sampling. These Sugar Cookies were always one of the favorites.
Cookie Cutter Holiday Sugar Cookies
- ¾ cup Butter , softened
- ¾ cup Sugar
- 1 Egg
- 1 tsp Vanilla extract
- 2 cups Flour
- 1 tsp Baking soda
- 1 tsp Cream of tartar
- ¼ tsp Salt
Cream butter and sugar in large bowl. Add egg and vanilla. Beat.
Mix remaining ingredients in separate bowl. Stir into batter.
Roll out ¼ inch thick on lightly floured surface or use same trick mentioned in shortbread cookie’s recipe. Cut into rounds or different shapes. This is a great recipe to make those Christmas or Halloween cut-outs with.
Sprinkle with colored sugar or sprinkles before baking, or decorate baked cookies with icing.
Bake on greased cookie sheet in 350° F oven for about 10 minutes.
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