What joy the gospel gives me. I can approach the throne of God with confidence, not because I've done a good job at my spiritual duties, but because I'm clothed in the righteousness of Jesus Christ. ~ C.J. Mahaney

The Best Christmas Cookies Ever

This old family recipe makes the best Christmas cookies ever. I was introduced to them when I married Tom. They have become a Christmas tradition around here. We make a big batch of these at least once during December. Everyone who tastes them just raves about how delicious they are.

The dough is mixed up in two steps, wet and dry. Then the two are blended together and the resulting dough is chilled overnight before rolling and cutting. Without a doubt, what makes these so awesome is the butter cream frosting heaped on the top. Don't get me wrong; the cookies themselves are soft and wonderful, thanks to the sour cream. But the frosting is a must. We love to color the frosting in all sorts of festive hues and then liberally sprinkle the frosted cookies with decorator's sugar and non-pareils.

Christmas Cookies
1st Part
  • 6 cups flour
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
Mix really well like pastry till crumbly.
2nd Part
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon soda
Mix together in a separate bowl. Mix 1st and 2nd parts together well. Chill over night. Roll out on floured counter to 1/4 inch thickness and cut into desired shapes. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-9 minutes or until set and firm. Do not let the bottoms brown. Frost with butter cream frosting.

Butter Cream Frosting
  • 1/3 cup soft butter
  • 3 cups confectioner's sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • about 2 tablespoons milk
Blend butter and sugar. Stir in vanilla and milk. Beat until frosting is smooth and of spreading consistency.


Hon's Daddy said...

You have got to let us know who those other people are/were on the Christmas Photos widget!

Laura Lee said...

Frankly I have NO IDEA who those people are!! I created a new tag which I hope is exclusive enough to eliminate the strangers!

Thank you for the heads up.