Holiday Sugar Cookie

Holiday Sugar Cookie

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30 people

What’s better than a homemade sugar cookie to bring back a childhood memory from the past? It’s a great recipe for the youngsters in the family to create a treat for Santa or as a holidays gift for family and friends. Just have plenty of milk on hand!


  • 2 1/4 cup sifted all-purpose flour (extra for rolling)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh lemon zest
  • Colored sugars, sprinkles, or icing


  • 1 Sift flour, salt, and baking powder together.
  • 2 Cream shortening and sugar together, then the beaten eggs, vanilla and lemon zest, mixing well.
  • 3 Add sifted flour mixture and milk and mix well.
  • 4 Refrigerate for 10 minutes.
  • 5 On a floured board roll out in a traditional method and, using cookie cutters dipped in flour, cut to desired shapes.
  • 6 Place on parchment paper lined pans, and decorate with colored sugars and sprinkles, pressing into the dough.
  • 7 Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes.


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