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The Best Holiday Sugar Cookies

The holidays are rapidly approaching, hard to believe a there are only a few short shopping days left before the big day! Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, cookies are a huge part of the holidays. Everyone has their favorite, but you cannot beat the taste of a well done and well decorated sugar cookies. Wow your friends and family this holiday season (or any time of year really) with perfectly delectable sugar cookies.

The Perfect Holiday Sugar Cookies

Cookie Ingredients

Makes five dozen cookies
Ready in 3 hours

  • 1 1/2 cups butter, softened
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. In a large bowl, mix together butter (softened) and sugar until smooth.
  2. Beat in eggs and vanilla.
  3. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Wrap dough in wax paper, chill for at least one hour or up to 24 hours.
  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  6. Roll out dough on generously floured surface.
  7. Cut into shapes with any cookie cutter.
  8. Place cookies 1 inch apart on greased cookie sheets.
  9. Bake 6 to 8 minutes in preheated oven, or until bottoms have browned. Cool completely.

Icing Ingredients

  • 4 cups powered sugar
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Food coloring (optional)


  1. In a large box, mix powdered sugar, egg whites and vanilla extract together until smooth.
  2. OptionalAdd food coloring until desired color is obtained.

Make sure your cookies have cooled completely before decorating. Do not stack cookies until icing has dried. Enjoy and happy holidays!

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