Christmas Sugar Cookies

Jane Whittaker


The recipe for the sugar cookies originally came from Mary Margaret McBride's Cook Book, and they are the cookies I make when I cut out the Christmas shapes and frost for Christmas cookies and they are hands down my family's favorites.
When my step daughter saw these at my place of work she was mad because I was giving away some of HER cookies!
One other footnote. two sugar cookies filled with home made strawberry jam, was my Grannie Millers signature coookie. Just sandwich jam in between 2 cookies and bake.
This is one cookie recipe you can double.

★★★★★ 8 votes
30 Min
10 Min


2 c
sifted flour
1 1/2 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
1/2 c
butter, softened
1 c
1 large
egg, beaten
1 tsp
1 Tbsp
milk or cream

How to Make Christmas Sugar Cookies


  • 1Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • 2Cream butter, add sugar gtadually umtil light and fluffy, add egg, vanilla, and milk.
  • 3Add dry ingredietns, mixture will be stiff. I really appreciate my stand mixer now because it stands up to the stiffer doughs, not like my whimpy hand mixer.
  • 4Divide dough in half, wrap in plastic wrap and put in fridge for at least 1 hour.
  • 5When ready to roll out, preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • 6Take out one dough ball and leave other in fridge until ready for it.
  • 7I can't tell you how thin to roll out. Thinner cookies are more cruspy, thicker ones are softer. I can tell you that if you are going to make filled ones, make a double batch, because each cookie requires 2 cookies.
  • 8To make filled cookies, place one cookie on a cookie sheet sprayed with non stick spray.
  • 9Put a rounded teaspoon of strawberry jam in the middle.(Or jam that you like)I put in my home made strawberry jam that I made in June.
  • 10Put another sugar cookie on top, and seal with the tines of a fork all around.
  • 11Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 8 to 10 minutes

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About Christmas Sugar Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American