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Making Christmas cookies from scratch is a time-honored holiday tradition in our family. I have nothing against store-bought but I haven’t found a cookie mix or pre-made dough that holds a candle to homemade.

There are two Christmas cookie family recipes I love — one that’s perfect for cutting shapes with kids and the other, a delicious, crowd-pleasing sugar cookie.

Christmas Cookie recipe for cookie cutters.

Christmas Cookie-Cutter Recipe

1 cup salted butter
1 ½ cups sugar
2 eggs
4 cups sifted flour
3 tsp. baking powder
1/8 tsp. soda
½  tsp. salt
2 tsp. vanilla
¼ cup buttermilk

Cream butter and add sugar gradually, creaming while adding. Add the beaten eggs and beat the mixture until the ingredients are blended. Sift the flour once before measuring; then add the baking powder, soda, and salt to the flour and sift together. Add vanilla to buttermilk and add alternately with the flour to the egg mixture. Place in the refrigerator overnight to make it easy to roll out. (For a quicker way, place dough in wax paper and then aluminum foil and put in freezer until firm, but not frozen). Sprinkle flour over pastry board, roll approximately 1/4-to 1/3 of the dough into a thin sheet and cut into shapes with floured cookie cutters.  Repeat for remainder of dough. (Optional: Sprinkle with colored sugar). Place on greased baking sheet and bake at 275 degrees until done but not brown.
Source: Family Recipe, Doris Little, 1962

Christmas Sugar Cookies

1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup real butter
1 cup oil
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. soda
1 tsp. cream of tartar
4 cups, plus 4 heaping teaspoons flour

Cream sugars and shortening; add eggs and vanilla. Add dry ingredients. Roll into small balls and flatten with a fork. Sprinkle with sugar. Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 10 minutes.


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