Christmas Cut Out Cookies

Sugar Cookies

I’m smiling as I type this. Apparently we’ve been hungry for treats this month. December 4th’s blog was homemade cocoa, last week it was snack mix and today it’s cookies. So much for staples like ham and potatoes!

Even though we can’t live off of cookies today’s recipe for cut out sugar cookies is hands down the best I’ve ever tasted. If your palate prefers a crumbly, wafer-like Christmas Cookie than this recipe is not for you.

If however, you and your kin enjoy a soft, moist cookie THIS is the recipe. (Thank you B.W. for sharing this recipe over a decade ago…where would our tribe be without it?!)

No time to waste…we’ve got cookies to frost!

Christmas Cut Out Sugar Cookies


2 cups Sugar

1/2 cup Crisco

1/2 cup Butter

3 eggs

1 tsp Vanilla (I like Mexican Vanilla)

1 cup Sour Cream

1 tsp Soda

4 1/2 cups flour

Mix and separate into 4 portions.

Cookie Dough

Wrap each portion in Saran Wrap.

Cookie Dough Flattened

 Freeze portions 3-4 hours or overnight.

Cookie Dough Freezer

Take a portion of the dough directly from the freezer. Unwrap and roll out on floured surface (thickness should be close to 1/2 inch). Use cookies cutters to obtain desired shapes.  Bake 10-12 minutes at 325 degrees.

BAM! Soft, chewy sugar cookies. Some folks like to sprinkle theirs with sugar as soon as the cookies are pulled from the oven.  We prefer the full sugar coma experience and heavily frost ours with a standard powdered sugar frosting and then add sprinkles.

Hope you and yours have a moment or two for some of your favorite holiday traditions this season. On Friday I’ll share a “sacred” tradition from our tribe that has accompanied frosting sugar cookies for years. It involves cocoa, cookies and one of the best Christmas books ever!

See you soon!

Your DoAhead Friend,


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