Christmas Cut-out Cookies

Carol Junkins


Been using this recipe for my Christmas cookies for many, many years ! It is the easiest dough to work with and the taste is the best of all the cut-out-cookies I have ever tested.
My husband , daughters and I get together every year and enjoy decorating these cookies.


★★★★★ 2 votes

6 dozen depending on size and shape of cookie
10 Min
5 Min


  • 1 c
    (2 sticks) of butter
  • 1 1/2 c
    sifted confectioners sugar
  • 1
  • 1 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 c
    sifted all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
    cream of tartar
  • 1/4 tsp

How to Make Christmas Cut-out Cookies


  1. Preheat oven to 400Df
    Cream butter thoroughly. Add sugar gradually and continue beating until mixture is light and fluffly. Beat in egg and vanilla. sift together dry ingredients. Gradually add to cream mixture and mix to thoroughly blended. Roll dough to 1/8" on floured surface use cookie cutter to desired shapes.
    Bake 6-8 Minutes ~ yields about 6 dozen (depending on size of the cut-outs you use)
  2. Note: I like to put the dough in the refrigerator for 15-30 minutes so it is easier to roll out.
    Use colored conf. sugar and sprinkles or jimmies to decorate.

Printable Recipe Card

About Christmas Cut-out Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

Show 17 Comments & Reviews

Simple, Easy To Carry Labor Day Desserts Recipe

Simple, Easy to Carry Labor Day Desserts

Kitchen Crew

I'm heading to a Labor Day barbecue this weekend. Everyone is bringing something and I've been assigned a dessert. I started to look through my Recipe Box app to see...

22 Cookies That Need To Be In The Cookie Jar Recipe

22 Cookies That Need to Be in the Cookie Jar

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

The only thing better than coming home to the smell of freshly baked cookies is opening the cookie jar and finding it filled to the brim. When the jar goes...

31 Reasons Why There's Always Room For Dessert Recipe

31 Reasons Why There's Always Room for Dessert

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

We all know that we have a second stomach. The one that magically appears just when we think we can't eat another bite and then get a glimpse at dessert....