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I was looking for something in the kitchen when I came across the Halloween cookie cutters that I bought a few months back. Not to be deterred by the fact that Halloween had already passed, I decided to make my favorite sugar cookie recipe from my Grandma. These are the best Christmas cookies ever – they’re soft and light, and the icing is just right. I decided to try out freezing half of the dough this time around, too, to see if it’ll work for some Christmas cookies in December (or January if I decide to keep missing holidays!). These cookies are always a big hit, and they’re great all year round.
1 c butter
1/2 t salt
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 c sugar
3 1/2 c flour
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cream of tartar
Cream butter, sugar and vanilla. Add eggs and beat until light and fluffy. Add dry ingredients.
Divide in half and chill for 1 hour. Roll out to 1/8” thick. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet at 375° for 8 minutes.
1/3 c butter, softened
3 c powdered sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
2 tbsp milk
Stir together until smooth.
Makes about 6 dozen.
MacGourmet Rating: 5 Stars
Honestly..these are some of the best halween cookies!! you should definitely have written about these earlier.
Lovely…picture too 🙂
Yum! Those cookies look scrumptious! Because Halloween has already passed, I might have to bookmark this cookie recipe for the holidays! Thanks for sharing 🙂
These Happy Belated Halloween cookies look absolutely delighful. I love sugar cookies.
Well done. These would be fun to make and to serve. I can just imagine the bright eyes and big smiles for these.
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I love using out of season cookie cutters! Gingerbread men taste just as good in June.
The Douglas & Lydia Stewart Clan
Festive and fun! You looks like a very patient decorator- not me, I just slab it on there and it looks just like my daughter’s cookies. 🙂
Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun)
Classic sugar cookies can do no wrong. Also, neither can any recipe that involves a cup of butter. 🙂
Thanks, everyone! I can’t wait to thaw out the rest of the dough for some other cut out cookies 🙂