Soft Christmas Cookies

Soft Christmas Cookies

Desserts Cookies Sugar Cookies

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.

Servings per recipe: 48
Calories per serving: 97
Preparation time: 20m
Total cooking time: 3h


  • 3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup margarine, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  • 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.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 4g 6%
    Saturated Fat 1.0g  
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 81mg 3%
Potassium 16mg  
Total Carbohydrates 13.8g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0.3g 1%
Protein 1.3g 3%
Sugars 6g  
Vitamin A 176IU  
Vitamin C 0mg  
Calcium 10mg  
Iron 1mg  
Thiamin 0mg  
Niacin 1mg  
Vitamin B6 0mg  
Magnesium 3mg  
Folate 19mcg