my mom’s cut-out cookie recipe.

December 16, 2010 in baking,desserts,domesticity,recipe

Every year as a child, our house would be full of baked goods from Thanksgiving through New Years.

My mother is a baker. She always has been. And since before I can remember, I’ve been her little apprentice!

So this year I finally asked my mom for her christmas cut-out cookie recipe. This is the one type of cookie I remember spending hours and hours making every year; and it’s the same cookie that makes it really feel like christmas!

I knew that these cookies were semi time consuming, so I doubled the recipe from the start. The recipe, as listed below, is not doubled. But I would recommend doing so. 

My Mom’s Christmas Cut-Out Cookie Recipe:


2 1/2 Cups of all-purpose flour
1 Cup of butter
1/2 Cup of white sugar
1 Egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


1. Cream the butter until light. Gradually add the sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and extract.
2. Gradually blend in the flour. Shape into a ball. Cover with saran wrap for at least one hour {bakers note: I left mine in the fridge for two days because I was doing other things. I came back to it when I had time. They were still delicious!}
3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
4. Roll dough out on a lightly floured surface to 1/8″ thickness. Cut into desired festive shapes. Place cookies on parchment paper covered baking sheets.
5. Bake for 8 – 12 minutes or until golden. Remove from cookie sheet and place on wire rack until cooled completely. Decorate as you wish!

I really did love this recipe and plan on making them again before the holidays! Enjoy!


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{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Amanda December 16, 2010 at 3:24 pm

I just made sugar cookies the other day 🙂


Lil' Woman December 19, 2010 at 7:30 am

My recipe is quite similar….I just made them today!! 🙂


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