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Cookie Exchange Winning Sugar Cookie Recipe!

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This amazing soft, sugar cookie recipe won “best all around” cookie at our Christmas Cookie Exchange. 

Simple and festive Christmas Cookie Exchange Recipes

Christmas Cookie Exchange Party

Are you going to be hosting a Christmas cookie exchange this year? Hosting a cookie exchange party has always been on my bucket list and last year I finally pulled it off!

SEE ALL THE FUN DETAILS OF OUR CHRISTMAS COOKIE EXCHANGE HERE (+ 6 Tips for a Successful party!)

THE BEST ALL-AROUND CHRISTMAS COOKIE

But you’re here for the recipe for the Christmas Cookie Exchange winning recipe.

Ok, so dislcaimer:

There were 4 winning categories. But since this cookie won “best all around cookie”, I can assure you it’s a good one.

These cookies are yummy. 

These cookies are festive. 

These cookies are adorable. 

The Best Sugar Cookie

I’ve shared my favorite every day sugar cookie recipe before , and that recipe still is my favorite if you plan on rolling cookies out and decorating them for holidays.

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Sugar Cookies different than the rest

But these mini star sugar cookies, they are something else. Thanks for my gourmet baker sister who shared this recipe with me. She promised me it was a winner and quite literally it was! This cookie was voted “best all around” at our party last year. Packed with mouth-watering flavor and a soft texture that sets them apart from most, this recipe is gourmet.

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Looking for a festive and yummy sugar cookie? This is your ticket. The steps to making these soft sugar cookies are not difficult. You’ll do a few different steps than traditional sugar cookies. And no rolling out!

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Try these out and let me know what you think! If you host a cookie exchange or make these cookies, I’d love to see! Tag @sofestive with #sofestivechristmas on Instagram so I can see your festivities!

Happy cookie baking!

Amazing Christmas Sugar Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup oil (vegetable)
  • 1 ½ tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 5 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. cream of tartar
  • ½ tsp. salt

Directions

  1. Cream the white sugar, powdered sugar, butter and oil together.
  2. Then add the vanilla and eggs. Set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt.
  4. Then stir dry mix into wet ingredients. Roll into balls or use a cookie scoop. Put on cookie sheet. Then push the ball of dough down until no more than ½ inch thick.
  5. Bake at 375 for 8 minutes. Don’t over bake!
  6. Top with cream cheese frosting and sprinkles.
  7. *To make star shapes, follow the directions above, except push the ball of dough into the star cookie cutter and press down firmly.
https://sofestive.com/2016/11/29/amazing-christmas-sugar-cookies/

 

Mel

Melissa loves simply celebrating life through holidays, travel, photography, and the simple moments at home. Her best friend Brandon and her are raising their 4 adorable little ones just north of Salt Lake City, UT. Sunshine, gelato, a good run, planning a trip, and an organized house make her really happy. She loves sharing simple ideas to inspire everyone to celebrate life. Simply.

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4 Comments

  1. Lindsay Hansen December 28, 2016

    Hi Mel! I made these for some Christmas parties we went to over the holidays and they were a hit! Absolutely yummy, easy to work with, and turned out beautiful! Thanks for the recipe!

    Reply
    1. Mel December 28, 2016

      Hey! I’m so glad you loved them! Your family is so adorable! Sure love following all your Boston adventures!

  2. Amanda December 14, 2017

    Just took the last batch out of the oven and they look so good. Now I’m wondering how to make cream cheese frosting. This is a good recipe for last minute people like me because I already had all the ingredients without having to shop.

    Reply
    1. Melissa Sunday December 15, 2017

      I hope you loved them!Merry Christmass!

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