Christmas Sugar Cookies Recipe & Decorating Ideas
Serves: 4 Dozen
  • 2¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 1½ cups white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons buttermilk
  • Raw sugar or colored sprinkles (optional decoration)
  1. In a small bowl, add the flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Blend the mixture to combine well. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, add the butter and sugar. Use a hand mixer, set on medium speed, to cream the butter and sugar together until it is smooth.
  3. Add in the egg and vanilla. Mix thoroughly.
  4. Gradually blend in the flour mixture, adding a small amount at a time and mixing well between additions.
  5. Add the buttermilk one tablespoonful at a time. You just want to add enough buttermilk to moisten the dough and make it soft.
  6. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  7. Use a teaspoon to scoop up a rounded spoonful of dough. Roll the dough into a ball and place it on an ungreased cookie sheet, flattening the cookie slightly.
  8. Using a pastry brush dipped in the remaining buttermilk, moisten the top of each cookie. Then sprinkle with raw sugar or colored sprinkles.
  9. Bake the cookies for about 8 minutes or until the centers are firm and they begin to turn golden. Remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool for 2 minutes before moving them to a wire rack to cool completely.
Recipe by Mommy Evolution at