Christmas Sugar Cookies Recipe (Winner At Cookie Swap!)

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Amazing soft, Christmas sugar cookies recipe won “best all around” cookie at our Christmas Cookie Exchange. Find out what makes these sugar cookies unlike any other. 

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CHRISTMAS SUGAR COOKIES FOR THE WIN!

Are you going to be hosting a Christmas cookie exchange this year? Or attending one and want to wow everyone?

Meet the recipe for the “best all-around” cookie that won at my first Christmas Cookie Exchange party

You might be thinking…sure, sure. What’s so great about these Christmas sugar cookies? Well, let me tell you. 

  • These star sugar cookies are yummy. Different than your ordinary sugar cookie.
  • These cookies are so festive. Those mini stars and gold sprinkles? So fancy and festive!
  • The dough can be made in advance and so can the cookies. All you’ll have to do is frost them when you’re ready to party! 

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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HOW TO MAKE CHRISTMAS SUGAR COOKIES

This sugar cookie recipe is unlike any you’ve probably seen before.  You not only add powdered sugar into the dough, but there is no need to roll out the cookies!

The cookie dough can be made in advance. When you are ready to bake, simply roll the dough into small balls and then push down into a mini star cookie cutter. 

I’ve shared my favorite every day sugar cookie recipe here , and that recipe is still our go-to if you plan to roll out cookies and decorate them with fun holiday shapes. 

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!

WHAT YOU NEED:

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OTHER COOKIE RECIPES TO TRY: 

Happy cookie baking!

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Christmas Sugar Cookies


    Description

    Christmas sugar cookies that don’t need any rolling out! This recipe is unlike any other.


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    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
    • cream cheese frosting
    • gold sprinkles

    Instructions

    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.

    • Category: Cookies

    Keywords: christmas cookies, sugar cookies, star cookies

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    Lindsay Hansen December 28, 2016 - 3:10 pm

    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!

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    Mel December 28, 2016 - 8:58 pm

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

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    Amanda December 14, 2017 - 11:04 pm

    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.

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    Melissa Sunday December 15, 2017 - 9:14 am

    I hope you loved them!Merry Christmass!

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