Soft Christmas Sugar Cookies

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Kathy Joppie

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These cookies are very special to me as my grandmother gave it to me in 1974. She would have been 101 years old this year. Grandma used to give these cookies as Christmas gifts to all of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She would begin baking in November and freeze them in order to have enough ready for Christmas.

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These sugar cookies really are the perfect cookie for the holidays. They puff up a little while baking, almost cake-like. Buttermilk gives the cookie a different texture and flavor than other sugar cookies. Simply delicious! The cookie itself isn't overly sweet and delicious on its own. We topped some with sugar and others with this easy homemade buttercream recipe. Both options were good so it just depends on how sweet you want the sugar cookies.

Note: We definitely needed all 4 cups of flour and the dough was still sticky. We opted to use a biscuit cutter to cut out the cookies for a pretty edge. Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 3 votes

Comments:
Serves:
3-4 Dozen
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 1 1/8 c
    Crisco (only use Crisco) recipe says a "good" cup
  • 1 1/2 c
    sugar
  • 2 medium
    eggs
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 c
    buttermilk
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 3 1/2 c
    all-purpose flour (may need up to 4 cups), plus more for dusting

How to Make Soft Christmas Sugar Cookies

Step-by-Step

  1. Beat together the shortening, sugar, eggs, and vanilla with mixer.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.
  3. Alternate adding flour mixture and buttermilk (a little at a time) to the creamed sugar mixture until completely mixed. The dough will be fairly sticky.
  4. Generously flour board. Scoop out smaller portions of dough.
  5. Pat out with your hand to 1/4"-1/2" thickness.
  6. Flour cookie cutter, cut and place on ungreased cookie sheet. (I use a round jelly glass to cut out the cookies).
  7. Sprinkle with sugar. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes. Do not over bake. Let cool a couple of minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
  8. NOTE: You can decorate with colored sugars or sprinkles or even place a nut or raisin in the center of the cookie before baking or frost after cooling.

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About Soft Christmas Sugar Cookies

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



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