This is the perfect sugar cookie recipe, just like grandma used to make! These sugar cookies are soft, fluffy, and buttery and pair perfectly with butter cream icing.
Ever since I can remember, my cousins and I would go over to my grandma’s house to help her bake Christmas sugar cookies. She has a special sugar cookie recipe, handwritten on an old notecard, that she makes every year.
We make other types of cookies too, mostly from Betty Crocker’s Cooky Book, but these sugar cookies are my favorite. They’re fluffy, soft, and pair perfectly with her butter cream icing.
She usually makes a big batch of dough the night before, lets it chill overnight. Then, the next day we roll them out and use cookie cutters to make Santa Claus, Rudolph, Christmas trees, angels, stars, candlesticks, and snowmen to celebrate Christmas in our family. This recipe can easily be adapted to celebrate different religious traditions. Williams Sonoma always carries a great assortment of different cookie cutters and molds for baking.
Then, we mix up whatever color of frosting we want that year, and spend all afternoon decorating! Each cookie ends up being unique. Decorating was always my favorite part as a kid, mostly because of my sugar tooth. I usually walk away covered in frosting because I can’t help but eating the warm and frosty broken sugar cookies as we go.
It’s my favorite Christmas activity, and we’ve been doing it ever since I can remember!
Here we are in my Grandma’s very, very orange kitchen in the 90s. It brings back so much nostalgia! And yes, you guessed it, that’s me on the left eating frosting.
I promise you will make a batch of memories! Happy holidays!
Hey, I'm Sarah
My favorite things to do are eat, travel, bake, and drink coffee! I love bringing retro and classic recipes back to life and making baking easy and fun.
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