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Christmas Sugar Cookies with Icing

Christmas Sugar Cookies with Icing

Christmas Sugar Cookies with Icing are a must-bake for the holiday season!

Christmas Sugar Cookies


  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup butter (room temperature)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg (room temperature)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract


  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla, almond or peppermint extract
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • food coloring


  1. In a medium bowl, combine flour and baking powder with a whisk. Set aside.

  2. Using a hand mixer or a stand mixer, beat the butter and sugar until smooth. Add in egg and vanilla then mix until well combined.

  3. Add the flour mixture 1/2 cup at a time, occasionally stopping to scrape your bowl. The dough should not be sticky.

  4. Tightly wrap the dough ball in plastic wrap. Chill for 30 minutes before rolling out.

  5. Preheat the oven to 375° F. Prepare baking sheets with parchment paper.

  6. On lightly floured surface, roll the dough to about a ¼ inch thickness. Using cookie cutters, cut out dough. Re-roll the remaining dough and continue cutting.

  7. Arrange cookies on baking sheets. Bake for 7-8 minutes, until puffy. Allow the cookies to rest for 2 minutes on the pan and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

  8. Decorate with icing.


  1. Mix honey, milk and choice of flavoring in a small bowl until well combined.

  2. Add powdered sugar to a medium size bowl, then mix in honey/milk/flavoring mixture.  Mix until well combined. If the consistency is too thick, add just a teaspoon of milk at a time. The icing should be thick, but still spreadable.

  3. Split the icing into smaller bowls and color, if desired.


I think sugar cookies are one of my favorite type of cookies. They’re light, soft, chewy and the frosting is just the icing on the cake cookie.

How to Make Christmas Sugar Cookies with Icing

This recipe is definitely a two-step process because the sugar cookies need to be made first, then put in the fridge. Then you can move on to making the icing. *The icing is okay in the fridge overnight if you want to make ahead of time.

You begin with combining the flour and baking powder in a bowl, then set it aside.

Next, you’ll move onto using a hand or stand mixer to and combine sugar with the butter. After those two ingredients are combined, you can then add in the egg and vanilla. Once that is mixed well, you can start to slowly add in the flour mix.

After refrigerating, you can begin on your icing.

Frosted Sugar Cookies

Christmas Sugar Cookies with Frosting Recipe

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Hailing from the great state of Wisconsin, Katie Kinsley is a content creating, email marketing, overambitious plant-lover (read: killer). She's obsessed with planning detailed vacations and finding and building an affordable wardrobe. She's an individualist at heart discovering self-growth, a parent to a dog and a cat and in love with productivity hacks.
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