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christmas sugar cookies

Christmas Sugar Cookies

Be sure these easy Christmas Sugar Cookies are on your holiday baking list. You can make 30 sugar cookies in just 25 minutes.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: christmas, cookie, cookies, desserts, holidays
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 30
Calories: 169kcal
Author: Tracy


  • Mixer
  • Stove


  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup salted butter room temperature
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 4½ - 5½ cups all-purpose flour
  • Powdered Sugar


  • Preheat oven to 400° F
  • Prepare 2 baking sheets and set aside
  • With a mixer cream together sugar and butter for 3 minutes or until fluffy
  • Add eggs and mix again
  • Add salt, and baking powder then blend
  • Blend in ¼ cup buttermilk, vanilla and almond extract
  • Add ½ cup of flour at a time until all 2 ½ cups of flour have been added
  • Add remaining ¼ cup buttermilk and mix
  • Then add the remaining 2 cups of flour. The batter should be smooth, elastic-like and slightly sticky. If too sticky, add more flour a little at a time (up to 1 cup – be careful to not put TOO much flour in the dough)
  • When ready to roll out, sprinkle the surface with powdered sugar
  • Using a rolling pin, roll dough to ¼ in thickness
  • Using cookie cutters, cut out your favorite shapes and transfer to prepared cookie sheet
  • Bake 10-12 minutes until the edges just start to get a hint of golden brown, making sure to not overcook
  • Allow cookies to cool completely then frost as desired
  • Enjoy and be sure to share with others!


Happy Holidays!


Calories: 169kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 134mg | Potassium: 31mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 212IU | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg
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