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Traditional Christmas Cookies with decoration
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5 from 1 vote

Dazzling Traditional Christmas Cookies

Merry cookies are probably the best part of Christmas. These easy and plentiful aromatic cookies are sweet treats and sweet indulgence on Christmas day.

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Resting Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 27 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Christmas Cookies, Christmas Cookies Recipe
Servings: 4
Calories: 870kcal
Author: Cookie


  • Bowl
  • rubber spatula
  • parchment paper
  • baking pan
  • hand mixer


  • 8 oz unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups flour

The Icing


    • With a hand, mixer beat 8 oz of soft unsalted butter with ½ cups of sugar.
    • Slowly raise the speed and beat until the mixture looks light and creamy.
    • In 2 minutes, lower the speed and beat in one egg and 1 tbsp of vanilla extract.
    • Add 3 cups of all-purpose flour and mix gently with a spatula.
    • Mix gently until all the ingredients are fully incorporated.
    • Divide the dough into 2 equal balls and freeze for about 2 hours.
    • Lightly dust the working surface with some flour.
    • Take the cookie cutters and cut the dough in as many figures as possible.
    • Put them on a parchment paper on the baking pan.
    • Preheat the oven at 350°F and bake the cookies about 10-12 minutes.
    • Decorate with icing or trimmings.
    • Serve immediately.


    Sodium: 24mg | Calcium: 34mg | Vitamin A: 1476IU | Sugar: 26g | Fiber: 3g | Potassium: 129mg | Cholesterol: 163mg | Calories: 870kcal | Saturated Fat: 30g | Fat: 48g | Protein: 12g | Carbohydrates: 97g | Iron: 5mg