what are some good original or simple christmas cookie recipes?

Question by Em_Lou02: what are some good original or simple christmas cookie recipes?
id like to make some of my own christmas cookies…i moved out n like to help my mom make cookies but just have my own recipes. i don’t care if they’re chocolate chip or cream cheese cookies etc.. a lot of the recipes i loved were lost when my grandma passed. i appreciate it thank you
thank you for all the recipes

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Answer by this.is.ur.answer.
This recipe makes 24 servings:


3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 pinch ground cinnamon
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
3 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

4 cups confectioners’ sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup milk
any color food coloring (optional)


1. Sift together flour, cream of tarter, baking soda, nutmeg, and cinnamon in a bowl; set aside. Beat the butter and sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl until smooth. Add the eggs one at a time, allowing each egg to blend into the butter mixture before adding the next. Beat in the vanilla with the last egg. Mix in the flour mixture until just incorporated. Cover and refrigerate dough overnight.

2. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Roll out dough on floured surface to 1/2 inch thick. Cut into shapes with Christmas cookie cutters. Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.

3. Bake in the preheated oven until the edges are golden, 8 to 10 minutes. If using cutters that have small appendages, such as reindeer legs, reduce the baking time or they will overcook. Remove cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.

4. Beat the butter and confectioners’ sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl, mixture will be stiff. Add the vanilla and slowly mix in the milk a little at a time until a spreading consistency is reached. Stir in food coloring, if desired. Make sure cookies are completely cool before frosting.

Nutritional Information

Amount Per Serving Calories: 282 | Total Fat: 12.4g | Cholesterol: 57mg

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  1. Mintee says:

    nestle’s toll house choco-chip cookies
    peanut butter cookies (any recipe)
    soft sugar cookies
    snicker doodles
    gingerbread cookies
    oatmeal raisen cookies
    and brownies

    these are our holiday favorites

  2. Nikki C says:

    These are REALLY good sugar cookies that I found online 2 or 3 years ago. Every year we make these cookies and they are a great success. Although we have never made them with the royal icing. We either use no icing or we buy on of those Betty Crocker or Pillsbury tubs of frosting and they are absolutely delicious!!! I hope this helps you!!!

    Yield: approximately 48 cookies


    1 cup (250 ml) margarine
    1-1/2 cup (375 ml) granulated sugar
    2 large eggs
    1 teaspoon (5 ml) baking soda
    1 teaspoon (5 ml) baking powder
    1 teaspoon (5 ml) vanilla extract
    1/2 teaspoon (2 ml) salt
    3/4 cup (175 ml) sour cream
    4 cups (1 l) all-purpose flour


    In a large mixing bowl, beat margarine and sugar until light and fluffy.
    Beat in eggs, sour cream, and vanilla extract; mix well. In a separate
    bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
    Gradually stir the flour into the margarine mixture until well
    incorporated. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and chill several hours or
    until dough is firm enough to handle.

    Preheat oven to 350 F (180 C). On a lightly floured board, roll out to
    about 1/4 inch (1/2 cm) thick and cut into shapes with cookie cutters.
    Place on ungreased baking sheets and bake about 15 minutes or until
    edges are slightly browned. Let cool about 1 minute on the baking
    sheet and then remove to wire rack to cool completely. Decorate with
    your favorite icing (we recommend Royal Icing).

    Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 month if
    not frosted or up to 1 week if frosted. Makes approximately 48 cookies,
    depending on the size cookie cutters you use. These cookies ship well
    if cut into regular geometric shapes (such as circles or squares) and
    packed very carefully. They can break during shipping if you cut them
    into irregular or delicate shapes like Santa Claus and snowflakes. If you
    want to use fancy cookie cutters, it is best to hand-deliver these

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