Recipe for the Best Christmas Cookies Ever!
I have posted many recipes in my lifetime but none that I love as much as this one! The flavors and design are the cutest things ever to go on a Holiday table! The kids had so much fun making these cookies last year and decided to make them as gifts this year. Thank you very much for stopping by and I hope you enjoy our Recipe for the Best Christmas Cookies Ever!
This is our Recipe for the Best Christmas Cookies Ever!
Makes 3 dozen cookies
- 3 C flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 C soft unsalted butter
- 1 C granulated sugar
- 1 egg
Circle, Christmas tree, and mini reindeer
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- Cream the soft butter with the sugar until the combination is smooth and not grainy to the touch.
- Add eggs…Continue to mix.
- Add the vanilla.. Continue mixing.
- Sift the four, baking soda, and salt together.
- Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture.
- Continue mixing to make sure all ingredients are thoroughly blended.
- Make the dough into a ball, wrap it in plastic wrap completely covering the entire dough ball.
- Put in the refrigerator for a minimum of 2 hours (best if left overnight).
Now the fun begins!
- Pull the cookie dough out of the refrigerator and sit it out to soften up a bit.
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees
- Put flour on the cutting board, rub flour on the rolling pin, and work some flour into the batter. (if needed).
- Roll the dough out on the cutting board and using the cookie cutter begin to make your cookies.
- Line the cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- Using a metal spatula move the cut cookies to the parchment lined cookie sheet.
- Bake at 325 degrees for 8 minutes. Check to see if the cookies are thoroughly baked.
- Take the cookies off of the cookie sheet and put on a wire rack to cool completely. (About 10 minutes).
- 4 egg whites
- 2 C powdered sugar
- 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl mixing on medium speed for 4 minutes. (except your food coloring)
- If icing is not stiff enough add 1/4 C powder sugar at a time.
- Divide the icing into 4 equal bowls.
- The first bowl of icing add brown to make light brown.
- The second bowl of icing, add several drops of brown.
- The third bowl of icing remains white.
- The fourth bowl, add a few drops of green color.
- Using 4 number #2 tips fitted onto piping bags, scoop some icing into each bag.
- Thin out the green icing left in the bowl using a tsp of water
- pipe an edge using the green icing around the tree.
- Fill in with the thinner green icing.
- Let dry for 2-3 hours.
- Decorate the reindeer according to the picture.
- Let dry for another 3 hours
- Place Christmas tree circle cookie and prop it in place for 35 minutes
- Place the reindeer on the cookie.
- Let dry for 2 hours.
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One of my favorite thing to do during the Holidays is to make gifts for the Teachers in my children’s schools. Do the math, that’s 4 kids in 4 different schools and a lot of favorite Teachers. The thing I love about that is that the kids make these gifts themselves, they put in effort and love into this gift; it makes them proud of themselves when they hear all of the compliments. Do you make Holiday cookies for gifts? Let us know and show us on our social media channels; we would love to share your creations!
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12 thoughts on “Recipe for the Best Christmas Cookies Ever!”
YES FREAKING PLEASE!! All the cookies, please.
I really need a cookie decorating class from you!!!
I thought they were impossible to make as well, but once I made my first batch; it’s super easy!
thank you for these
i will make these soon
these will be classic!