How to Make Christmas Cookies

I've been making these cookies for years. They are done quickly and the icing makes them super fun. You can use this recipe for any holiday& change up the cookie cutters :) Enjoy!!!

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Hey everyone! These cookies are the best, most delicious way to celebrate the holidays! I am also including a recipe for homemade icing, which is fun&creative for the whole family, especially kiddies!

Hey everyone! These cookies are the best, most delicious way to celebrate the holidays! I am also including a recipe for homemade icing, which is fun&creative for the whole family, especially kiddies!

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In a large bowl, beat 2/3 cup of butter on medium to high speed for 30 seconds.

In a large bowl, beat 2/3 cup of butter on medium to high speed for 30 seconds.

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Add 3/4 cup of sugar, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Beat until combined, scraping occasionally.

Add 3/4 cup of sugar, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Beat until combined, scraping occasionally.

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Beat in 1 egg, 1 tablespoon of milk, and 1 teaspoon of Vanilla until combined.

Beat in 1 egg, 1 tablespoon of milk, and 1 teaspoon of Vanilla until combined.

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Proceed to beat in 2 cups of flour with your mixer. Stir in any remaining flour.

Proceed to beat in 2 cups of flour with your mixer. Stir in any remaining flour.

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Divide the dough in half. Cover and chill both halves for 30 minutes.

Divide the dough in half. Cover and chill both halves for 30 minutes.

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Here comes the fun! Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees F. On a lightly floured surface, roll half of the dough at a time until 1/8 to 1/4 in thick. Use a 2 1/2 in cookie cutter to make fun holiday shapes!:)

Here comes the fun! Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees F. On a lightly floured surface, roll half of the dough at a time until 1/8 to 1/4 in thick. Use a 2 1/2 in cookie cutter to make fun holiday shapes!:)

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Place cookies apart from each other on either increased cookie sheet or straight in the pan, like I did. My cookies are close because they do not spread like your average cookie :)

Place cookies apart from each other on either increased cookie sheet or straight in the pan, like I did. My cookies are close because they do not spread like your average cookie :)

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Bake in pre-heated oven for 7-10 minutes or until the edges are *very lightly browned*. This recipe makes about 36 cookies. Frost w/ my Royal Icing recipe & awesome sprinkles!

Bake in pre-heated oven for 7-10 minutes or until the edges are *very lightly browned*. This recipe makes about 36 cookies. Frost w/ my Royal Icing recipe & awesome sprinkles!

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This part of the guide is reserved for Royal Icing :) A simple recipe, it is not only fun to make but gives your cookies beautiful color, perfect for the holidays!

This part of the guide is reserved for Royal Icing :) A simple recipe, it is not only fun to make but gives your cookies beautiful color, perfect for the holidays!

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In a large bowl, combine 4 cups of powdered sugar.

In a large bowl, combine 4 cups of powdered sugar.

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Add 1/2 cup of water and 1 teaspoon of Vanilla. Mix with an electric mixer on low speed until combined. Add 2-4 tablespoons of water to make icing of spreading consistency.

Add 1/2 cup of water and 1 teaspoon of Vanilla. Mix with an electric mixer on low speed until combined. Add 2-4 tablespoons of water to make icing of spreading consistency.

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Here is the finished, spreadable icing! Time to add some color:)

Here is the finished, spreadable icing! Time to add some color:)

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Separate the icing into 4 separate cups and add food coloring of any desired colors. Mix well, and decorate away!

Separate the icing into 4 separate cups and add food coloring of any desired colors. Mix well, and decorate away!

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At the supermarket I found some sprinkles that were Peppermint flavored! It smelled awesome and was an awesome addition to the icing!

At the supermarket I found some sprinkles that were Peppermint flavored! It smelled awesome and was an awesome addition to the icing!

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My little brothers went a little crazy with their decorating, but they had a lot of fun. These cookies are not only delicious but are a super fun activity for cold winter days ❄️⛄️

My little brothers went a little crazy with their decorating, but they had a lot of fun. These cookies are not only delicious but are a super fun activity for cold winter days ❄️⛄️

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Share these cookies with family&friends! Get some cute holiday inspired tins and give them out! They will be greatly appreciated:)Finally, no matter what you celebrate, Happy Holidays to you&yours!!<3

Share these cookies with family&friends! Get some cute holiday inspired tins and give them out! They will be greatly appreciated:)Finally, no matter what you celebrate, Happy Holidays to you&yours!!<3

Ingredients

Cups Butter, softened 
¾ Cups Sugar 
1 Teaspoon Baking powder 
¼ Teaspoons Salt 
1 Teaspoon Egg 
1 Tablespoon Milk 
1 Teaspoon Vanilla extract 
2 Cups All-purpose flour 
2 Bowls 
1 Measuring cup 
1 Rolling pin 
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