Soft Christmas Cookies

Soft Christmas Cookies

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"Soft cut out sugar cookie that I have used for years. I sprinkle with colored sugar before baking or you could also try icing them when cool."
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3 h servings 97 cals
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Original recipe yields 48 servings



  • Calories:
  • 97 kcal
  • 5%
  • Fat:
  • 4 g
  • 6%
  • Carbs:
  • 13.8g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 1.3 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 8 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 81 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together, set aside. In a large bowl, cream together the margarine and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Gradually blend in the sifted ingredients until fully absorbed. Cover dough, and chill for 2 hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets. On a clean floured surface, roll out small portions of chilled dough to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut out shapes using cookie cutters.
  3. Bake 6 to 8 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges are barely brown. Remove from cookie sheets to cool on wire racks.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.


  1. 1119 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

WONDERFUL! For a perfect, soft sugar cookie, the following small modifications will get you there...use butter instead of marg, and melt it over the stove. It helps to dissolve the sugar, and ...

Most helpful critical review

These really were perfect for cut-out cookies. I had no problem rolling out the dough and they kept their shape nicely. The texture was spot on. However, by themselves they aren't stellar in the...

WONDERFUL! For a perfect, soft sugar cookie, the following small modifications will get you there...use butter instead of marg, and melt it over the stove. It helps to dissolve the sugar, and ...

These cookies came out soft, fluffy, and delicious. The dough was simple to make and easy to work with. However IMO, some adjustments are necessary to make this recipe perfect: 1) Only add...

these cookies puffed up nicely and held their shape when using cookie cutters. Very buttery and not overly sweet. They tasted wonderful with just a bit of colored sugar sprinkled on top. I did...

FANTASTIC! I have made these MANY times now, and they are always well-received. I do make some recommended changes: butter instead of margarine, 3 1/3 cups flour and sub 1 cup white sugar and...

I have been trying to find the perfect cut out cookie recipe and this is the best so far. Like some others I also used butter and I cut back the flour to 3 cups. I wrapped the dough in plastic ...

This is the first time I ever successfully made sugar cookies. They were wonderful. I did follow recommendations of reducing flour to 3 cups, oven temp to 350 and used butter instead of margar...

These cookies definitely lived up to all the great reviews. They were soft and chewy long after being cooled. I do regret icing the cookies since they were a little sweet for my taste afterwar...

I'm not a fan of sugar cookies simply because I'm not a fan of crunchy cookies. But these were really delicious. The flavor was just great. I overcooked them a bit--but I could still see the po...

These are by far the best sugar cookies I have ever had! I made Valentine cut-outs for my daughter's class and my family loved them so much that I made another batch the next weekend for my kids...

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