Classic Christmas Sugar Cookies Recipe

Classic Christmas Sugar Cookies Recipe

These classic Christmas sugar cookies are perfect for the holidays and are super easy to prepare. This classic Christmas sugar cookies recipe will yield perfectly cut-out cookies that are perfect for decorating with kids with our easy icing recipe below.

With just 4 simple steps and a few ingredients, you can make the best bakery-style Christmas sugar cookies right from your home. This is the best sugar cookie recipe for decorating and is a personal favorite of mine I’m sure once you try it it will be your go-to recipe for holiday cookies.

Let’s make this traditional holiday Christmas sugar cookies recipe!

Ingredients For Christmas Sugar Cookies

  • 4 cups of flour.
  • 2 cups of sugar.
  • 1 cup of shortening or use butter.
  • 1 cup of buttermilk.
  • 2 large eggs.
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder.
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda.
  • ½ teaspoon of vanilla.
  • ½ teaspoon of salt.

Ingredients For Easy Christmas Sugar Cookies Icing

  • 3 cups confectioners sugar.
  • 2 teaspoon corn syrup (light).
  • 4 1/2 tablespoon water.

How To Make Christmas Sugar Cookies?

  1. Cream together the sugar and the shortening.
  2. Add the eggs, buttermilk, and vanilla, then beat thoroughly.
  3. In a separate bowl combine all of the remaining ingredients; then add to the shortening mixture.
  4. Roll out gently on a floured surface; then cut using floured cookie cutters.
  5. Bake at 400°F (205°C) for 10 minutes.
  6. In the meantime prepare the icing. Add all the ingredients into a bowl and whisk together
  7. If the icing is too thick, add a little more water and whisk again.
  8. Divide the icing into separate bowls and add a few drops of your preferred color and mix to combine.
  9. Keep the icing covered with cling wrap until ready to use.
  10. Once the cookies are baked, remove them from the oven and allow them to completely cool down.
  11. Decorate with icing. The icing will take a few hours to set hard.
  12. Enjoy!
christmas sugar cookies

Christmas Sugar Cookies Recipe

These Christmas sugar cookies are perfect for the holidays and are super easy to prepare. This Christmas sugar cookies recipe will yield perfectly cut-out cookies that are perfect for decorating with kids with our easy icing recipe below.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Christmas, Dessert, Holiday
Cuisine American
Servings 36 cookies
Calories 100 kcal

Ingredients
  

CHRISTMAS SUGAR COOKIES

  • 4 cups of flour.
  • 2 cups of sugar.
  • 1 cup of shortening or use butter.
  • 1 cup of buttermilk.
  • 2 large eggs.
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder.
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda.
  • ½ teaspoon of vanilla.
  • ½ teaspoon of salt.

ICING FOR DECORATING

  • 3 cups confectioners sugar
  • 2 teaspoon corn syrup light
  • 4 1/2 tablespoon water

Instructions
 

  • Cream together the sugar and the shortening.
  • Add the eggs, buttermilk, and vanilla, then beat thoroughly.
  • In a separate bowl combine all of the remaining ingredients; then add to the shortening mixture.
  • Roll out gently on a floured surface; then cut using floured cookie cutters.
  • Bake at 400°F (205°C) for 10 minutes.
  • In the meantime prepare the icing. Add all the ingredients into a bowl and whisk together
  • If the icing is too thick, add a little more water and whisk again.
  • Divide the icing into separate bowls and add a few drops of your preferred color and mix to combine.
  • Keep the icing covered with cling wrap until ready to use.
  • Once the cookies are baked, remove them from the oven and allow them to completely cool down.
  • Decorate with icing. The icing will take a few hours to set hard.
  • Enjoy!
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