Easy Holiday Sugar Cookie Recipe

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When your kids are still in the early childhood stage, you want the holidays to be special. Many of us have cherished memories of holiday traditions that we want to pass down to our kids. One of the most common traditions around the holidays is baking and decorating cookies. And December 18th is National Bake Cookies Day, so it’s the perfect time to have some holiday fun with your kids. When you want to make cookies for decorating, sugar cookies are an easy and tasty choice. Try this easy recipe with your kids!


Sugar Cookies

These soft sugar cookies are great with sprinkles, icing, or on their own!


  • 3 ¾ cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ cups white sugar
  • 1 cup margarine (or butter)
  • 2 eggs (or an equivalent amount of egg substitute if you have allergies)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


Baking Instructions

Combine your dry ingredients (except the sugar) and set them aside. In another bowl, mix the sugar and margarine until they are smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time and add the vanilla. Add your dry ingredients and mix until combined. Wrap the dough and chill it in the refrigerator for about 2 hours.

When you are ready to bake, preheat the oven to 400º and grease two cookie sheets. Roll out your dough on a lightly floured surface to about ¼-inch thickness. Use your favorite cookie cutters to cut out shapes and arrange them on the cookie sheet. At this stage, you can add some sprinkles before you bake them or leave them plain to ice later. Once you’ve filled up your baking sheets, bake them for 6 to 8 minutes, until the edges are golden. When they’re finished, cool the cookies on the sheet for a few minutes before moving them to a wire rack.

Now you can finally get down to decorating! Pull together your favorite icing or frosting recipe and set your kids free! Or as free as you can without destroying the kitchen. Share your creations with your friends and family or enjoy them yourselves! Because you need to chill the dough before baking, it’s also easy to pull off a small portion of the dough and make a small batch.


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