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christmas sugar cookie recipe
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Christmas Sugar Cookie Recipe

Easy Christmas Sugar Cookies Recipe for the Best Cut out cookies around! Your kids will have so much fun coming up with decorating ideas for these yummy holiday cookies.
Course cookies
Cuisine American
Servings 30
Calories 92 kcal
Author Five Silver Spoons


  • cup shortening
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon grated orange peel
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 4 teaspoons milk I use whole milk always
  • 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt I use kosher salt always


  1. Thoroughly cream the shortening, sugar, orange peel, and vanilla.
  2. Add egg; beat until light and fluffy.
  3. Stir in milk.
  4. Sift together dry ingredients; blend into creamed mixture.
  5. Divide dough in half.
  6. Chill for one hour.
  7. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  8. Roll out delicious dough to a ¼ inch thickness on a lightly floured surface.
  9. Use your cut outs to form adorable cookie shapes.
  10. Cook for 6-8 minutes in preheated oven.
  11. Cool in cookie pan for about 10 minutes, then move cookies to wire rack for further cooling.
  12. Frost and decorate to your heart's content. :)

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Better Homes and Garden Christmas cookie recipe book.

Nutrition Facts
Christmas Sugar Cookie Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 92 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 5mg2%
Sodium 22mg1%
Potassium 31mg1%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 1g2%
Calcium 11mg1%
Vitamin A 10IU0%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.