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There are a lot of traditions that happen over the holidays and a favorite is baking and sharing Christmas cookies! It’s not only a fun way for the family to come together, but also has your house smelling delicious for the holidays. Whether you’re using a secret family recipe or looking for a new one, here’s a classic Christmas cookie that everyone will love:

Sugar Cookie Recipe


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons 2 % milk
  • Food coloring of your choice


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat eggs and extracts. Combine flour and salt and then add to creamed mixture. Mix well and let chill for 1-2 hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 375°. On a floured surface, roll dough to 1/8 in. thickness. Cut with cookie cutters. Please cut out cookies on a greased baking sheet. Bake 7-9 minutes or until lightly browned.
  3. To mix frosting, combine butter, sugar, vanilla, milk, and frost away!

With this easy recipe, you’ll be decorating Christmas trees and ugly sweater cookies in no time! What are some of your favorite Christmas cookie recipes? Share them below! Also, don’t forget to enter our Ugly Sweater contest before 12/20!

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