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Christmas Sugar Cookies

Easy Christmas Sugar Cookie Recipe

Jessa Marie
Make this easy Christmas sugar cookie recipe this holiday season. It's the perfect dessert to bring for Christmas dinner. Your family will love them.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 9 mins
Refrigeration Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 39 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 30 cookies
Calories 129 kcal


  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • wooden spoon
  • parchment paper
  • Rolling Pin
  • Christmas Cookie Cutters
  • Baking Pan


  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp almond extract
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • 3 cups flour


  • In a large mixing bowl, cream together 1 cup butter, ½ cup brown sugar, and ⅔ cup granulated sugar.
    Creamed Butter and Sugar
  • Add egg, 2 tsp vanilla, and ½ tsp almond extract. Mix until well combined.
    Mixed Egg and Extracts
  • Next mix in 1 tsp baking powder, ½ tsp baking soda, ½ tsp salt, ¼ tsp nutmeg, and ¼ tsp cinnamon.
    Add in Spices, Salt, Baking Powder, and Baking Soda
  • Finally add in 3 cups of flour, 1 cup at a time, mixing dough with each addition. Mix dough until all flour is incorporated, and you have a consistent dough.
    Christmas Sugar Cookie Dough
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Take out your dough from the refrigerator and roll it out onto a lightly floured surface to ¼ inch thickness.
  • Using your cookie cutters, make shapes in your rolled out sugar cookie dough. Remove the excess dough around each shape you make.
    Christmas Cookie Cutters
  • Transfer your sugar cookie shapes onto a baking pan lined with parchment paper, placing them 1 inch apart.
    Christmas Sugar Cookies
  • Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes.
    Baked Sugar Cookies
  • Allow your cookies to cool for 5-10 minutes before decorating. Enjoy!
    Easy Christmas Sugar Cookie Recipe


You can keep the cookie dough in the freezer up to 3 weeks before baking.
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