Christmas Sugar Cookie recipe

Sugar cookies are prefect for sharing and gifting for Christmas. You can make the dough ahead of time and remove it from your freezer when you are ready to bake. This is an easy cookie recipe, perfect for kids to prepare. Get out colorful sugar crystals and icing to decorate.


• 1 1/2 Cups butter, softened
• 2 Cups sugar
• 4 eggs
• 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
• 5 Cups all-purpose flour
• 2 Teaspoons baking powder
• 1 Teaspoon salt


In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cover, and chill dough for at least one hour (or overnight).
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

Roll out dough on floured surface 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Cut into shapes with any cookie cutter, and sprinke with red, green and white sugar crystals. Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake 6 to 8 minutes in preheated oven. Cool completely.